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Helping Groups Heal

As a professor, counselor, and writer, I engage with people every day about their deepest experiences of pain and struggle. We live in a broken world, filled with disappointment, problems, and difficulties. This is a predictable part of life. Jesus promised that “In this world you will have trouble” (John ...

April 25, 2021|Groups|0 Comments


I have a tendency to say “I’m fine” when I’m not. It’s almost an automatic response. Maybe I’m feeling bad but don’t quite understand why. Or maybe I know why, but I don’t want to talk about it. I’m Fine I saw a post online the other day that said ...

April 13, 2021|Emotion|0 Comments

The 15-Minute Rule

When I work with graduate students, I tell them about something I call the “15-minute rule.” Basically, what this means is that if they are working on something and get to the point where they are stuck, they should continue to work on it for 15 minutes. Then, if they ...

March 31, 2021|Problems|0 Comments
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