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Soften for the Sake of the Relationship

Soften for the Sake of the Relationship

Couples have a difficult time dealing with disagreement and conflict. Think about your own relationship. What happens when you disagree about something? Are you able to listen to one another, empathize, understand the other person’s perspective, and work toward a...
Turn the Gem

Turn the Gem

I was listening to Rob Bell speak the other day about reading and interpreting the Bible. He used a metaphor for engaging with the Bible that I thought was really interesting: turn the gem. The One Correct Interpretation Here’s what he was talking about: Often when we...
3 Keys for Preventing a Church Split

3 Keys for Preventing a Church Split

Historically, Christians haven’t been good at working out their differences in community. Instead, the more common scenario is that a church or denomination disagrees over a particular issue, people pick sides, and the church or denomination splits. I think we could...
How To Talk About Politics Over the Holidays

How To Talk About Politics Over the Holidays

We probably have all had the experience of getting into a fight about politics over the holidays. Maybe it’s that one relative or friend who likes to bring up the latest news cycle over Thanksgiving dinner. Like a slowly detonating bomb, before you know it, you’re red...
What Is In My Best Interest?

What Is In My Best Interest?

I tend to worry a lot about doing the right thing. When I was little, this worry dominated my thoughts. There were a lot of rules and restrictions to consider. My parents, teachers, and church had a bunch of expectations for how I should act and behave. Navigating...
Alignment with the Way Things Are

Alignment with the Way Things Are

Often in my life, I’m working to change or improve some aspect of my life. As a psychologist, the people I work with usually want to change or improve something as well. This is all well and good. I think it is helpful to be in the process of working toward your...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I had a lot going on. First, there were some upcoming work talks I needed to prepare for, and I kept thinking about what I had to do. Second, I was working through some things with my girlfriend, which was necessary but...
Holding Conflict

Holding Conflict

What do you do when you have two parts of yourself that are in conflict with each other? This happened to me the other day. I had a disagreement with a friend about an upcoming trip. There was part of me that recognized it wasn’t a big deal, and wanted to go with the...
But It’s a Sin

But It’s a Sin

This blog post is Part 6 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Specifically, we have been talking about barriers that some Christians have around engaging in justice efforts. One of the biggest...
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