Category Archives: Relationships

A Magnum 357

Turkey and the beginning of the holiday season continues to bring me dark memories. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 1987, a friend and I decided to go out and get a movie. On the way in, we were talking … Continue reading

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What About It?

It keeps running aound in my mind. Why is it so hard to talk about it? According to  Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE, about 26.2 percent of people in the United States ages 18 and older  or … Continue reading

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No More Ex Gay

Last night, I was watching the news and it was announced that the largest group that claimed that a person can be healed from homosexuality, Exodus International, disbanded.  They did this because they determined that the shame of those who weren’t … Continue reading

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Joy Came through Simple Words

Joy. I think of that word and it’s simple meaning. Is it looking at a brook babbling through the woods? Is it watching a child take a first step? Is it finding a watch you thought was gone forever? Recently, … Continue reading

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Listen with your heart…

  Often you do not know why people act the way they do or the expectations they place on you. I had an experience the other day. A parent of one of my clients pushed me to get all in … Continue reading

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