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When You’re Feeling Stuck, Take Your Time

When You’re Feeling Stuck, Take Your Time

Author Scott Peck tells an interesting story about a time he was taking a walk in his neighborhood and observed his neighbor fixing his lawn mower. Scott was impressed, because he had always struggled to do anything mechanical. Scott told his neighbor how impressed he...
Give People Space for their Own Journey

Give People Space for their Own Journey

It’s important to give people space for their own journey. So often we want to push people to see things from our perspective. But this strategy doesn’t usually work. Religion and Sexuality Here’s an example that happened in my own life: One issue I...
How the WWHB Method Can Change Your Life

How the WWHB Method Can Change Your Life

I love helping people make positive changes and transform their lives, whether it’s their health/fitness, emotional health, relationships, job, finances, or spiritual life. But a lot of people get stuck. This can be incredibly frustrating. You know you have something...
How to Move from Passivity to Proactivity

How to Move from Passivity to Proactivity

One thing I’ve been working on lately is trying to accomplish my 3 most important tasks (MITs) BEFORE I check email and start responding to folks. This shift has been a game-changer for my work and productivity, because it moves me from passivity to proactivity....
8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

8 Keys to Emotionally Healthy Faith

I’m a big believer that you can’t have spiritual health without emotional health. Part of this conviction has to do with my background. I’m a Christian, and I’m also a psychologist. The way of Jesus is the key framework that orients my life and values. I also view...
Why You Shouldn’t Count the (Sunk) Costs

Why You Shouldn’t Count the (Sunk) Costs

Before you made a decision growing up, your parents probably told you to count the costs. Usually this is good advice, unless the costs are sunk. What is a Sunk Cost? When we make a decision, we often consider resources (e.g., time, effort, money) that we have already...
What is the Payoff of Your Religion?

What is the Payoff of Your Religion?

I’d like to do something a little different today and share a parable by the theologian Peter Rollins. (Note: The language in the parable is framed toward Christians, but if that’s not your tradition, try to substitute language from your own religious or cultural...
Humility and Spiritual Growth

Humility and Spiritual Growth

This post is Part 11 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Spirituality can be kind of a hard thing to pin down. Spirituality means a lot of different things to different people, but for the sake of this...
The Weakness Finder

The Weakness Finder

This post is Part 3 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Our Culture Focuses on Finding Our Strengths In our culture today, we are encouraged to focus on our strengths. You can even go online, pay 10...
Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

Is it Okay to Have Doubts About God?

When I was a kid, I loved this card game called ‘I Doubt It.’ Basically, you dealt out the cards, and then you went around in a circle. The first person placed a certain number of cards face down and said “Two 2’s!” The next person did the same thing and said “One 3!”...