Fighting with Addiction Science Addictive disease both fascinates and horrifies me, as an addiction professional and as a human being. Poetry and philosophy I need for my soul because they uplift me. There was no satisfaction for me to teach high school English, so I found a new career, which by the grace of God…Read more »
As a relationships therapist, I could not agree more with this statement.
We don’t generally doubt what we are seeing when we look at a solid object, but we often doubt or dismiss the traditional beliefs of earlier times. Our intellectual history has brought us into an age when everything is in doubt, including God; especially God. I do not propose to deny the right of atheists…Read more »
At twenty-four I had a spiritual experience that changed my life. I had no direction, no belief in myself, nor a whit of hope that I would ever find my path. Then an other-worldly Hand with the distinct feeling of being real touched me, actually grabbed me, not forcibly, but gently, lovingly. I had been…Read more »
Television and movies are full of addicted characters. “House” was about an opiate addict, played wonderfully by Hugh Laurie. The new “Kevin Can Wait,” stars the very talented Kevin James as a lovable junk food junkie. The character is seen to have just a “weight problem” that dieting should take care of, but not if…Read more »
I knew I had a “broken picker,” meaning I had no talent for picking a healthy partner. So when Mercy brings real love into your life it takes you by surprise. That’s how it was for me in 2004. My licensing exam was about a year off. I was a lowly intern and had been…Read more »
Ellen’s Story “This should not have happened,” Ellen said to me, and I didn’t disagree, because it made no sense that she was scornfully tossed aside by her husband of twenty-three years for someone he met at work. I had been seeing her for four months, helping her through the stages of grief following the…Read more »