Hurry Up and Be Still!

“How are you?” my friend asked me on the phone. “Busy,” I replied. “What else is new?” he laughed. “Ever since we roomed together in college I’ve admired how disciplined and productive you are.” Years later, I still think about that exchange. Although it was opposite of my friend’s intention, I realized then that I…

Calm Your Anxious Mind

“Don’t worry. Be happy!” It’s not that easy! I know. I used to be plagued with anxiety and I’ve been helping anxious people since 1987. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or worry. If so then even at night maybe you can’t seem to slow down and relax. Your mind just won’t let you rest. Why did…

Breaking Free of the Cycle of Abuse

“I’ve never talked to a ca-counselor before,” Cassandra (not her real name) stuttered. She continued, “I’ve been living with my boyfriend the last couple of months. We’ve been dating almost a year.  Well, two months ago my daughter and I moved in with him.  Oh, how I regret that decision,” Cassandra started sobbing behind the…

How Can I Improve My Marriage?

My wife Kristi and I are invested in helping couples who serve others in ministry. Our heart is for pastors and their wives. As ministry leaders ourselves we know the dangers of being preoccupied and stressed with helping other people while neglecting our own marriage and our own souls. We have been counseling couples and…