Peace Partnership
1 July

Am I Worthy?

Identity is a tricky thing. Each of us, on one level or another, identifies ourselves as something. We do this because identity helps us to determine our value. If you identify as someone polite and respected, you will most likely have a high sense of identity. If you identify as someone socially unacceptable then you will […]

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3 Dec

Why Is Couple’s Therapy So Hard?

There are many reasons couples come in to see a counselor.  From extramarital affairs to pornography addictions, there seems to be no end to what can go wrong in a marriage relationship. In a recent study conducted by the Psychology Department at the University of Denver, Howard Markman and his colleagues found that neither pre-marital […]

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1 July

Feelings of Futility

“What do people benefit from all the effort they expend on earth?”  King Solomon, one of the wisest and richest men in history, asked this daunting question.  Daily I talk with men, women, teenagers, and even children, who in one form or another ask the very same question.  Inevitably, feelings of futility will find us […]

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29 May

Love Is Not A Victory March

I don’t know much about Leonard Cohen, but I do know he was on to something when he wrote the song “Hallelujah”.  My favorite verse, “Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and broken hallelujah,” echoes as a very genuine and realistic depiction of love for me. When I was working on my […]

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23 Apr

The Blinding Bias

I think most people come into counseling having hit rock bottom. They realize somewhere along the way things went wrong, and they can’t see a clear way through the storm of life they’re currently experiencing. However, there is always an exception to the rule. The person blinded by his or her own biases is one […]

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