Tags archives: TX

  • My Journey with Anxiety -- What is Your Journey?

  • I have had a long journey with anxiety. And I can honestly say that I'm thankful for the anxiety that I have wrestled with. I don't think I could, or would have said that while in the midst of my journey. But at times I can step back from it, gain some perspective -- and see that it was in the times that I was truly anxious that I grew the most as a person. Anxiety comes in all forms. It [...]
  • The Adventure of Anxiety...

  • "Learning to know anxiety is an adventure which every man has to affront if he would not go to perdition either by not having known anxiety or by sinking under it. He therefore who has leaned rightly to be in anxiety has learned the most important thing." —Søren Kierkegaard in 1844
  • Are You Feeling Anxious or Depressed?

  • Since Mental Health month is this month, I want to encourage you in two ways: If you find yourself feeling anxious or depressed, I really encourage you to reach out and get the help that you need. If you know someone who is feeling anxious or depressed, I encourage you to reach out to that person and to be present with them in the midst of it. I took a few minutes between clients to say [...]
  • Talking About Mental Health in the Church

  • Unless you have either experienced anxiety and depression yourself, or have sat present with those who have, then it's pretty easy for us to make trite comments or give cliche answers to those around us. This is probably the single reason why I wrote The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?. I had heard the cliche answers myself, and so many clients that came into my office had he[...]
  • Be the 'Life-Giving' Man That You and Others Deserve

  • Are you a 'life-giving' man? That is a question that I am often asked. It's a term that I began to talk about in my last book, What it Means to be a Man. But I've begun to explore it more fully in the last 6 months and it is the focus of my online program for men. I've learned a lot, and the 6 men who just finished my course taught me a lot. If you are interested in becoming a 'life-givi[...]
  • Are you feeling burned out? Try self-care.

  • I just made it through a season where at moments I felt like I was on the verge of burnout. It just felt like a period of time when really big stuff...stuff bigger than usual was being juggled, and I was doing my best not to drop everything. Some of those things were: I was in an intense season of personal growth as I was participating in an 8 week online coaching program. I was also in in the[...]
  • Sex, Intimacy and Belonging in Marriage

  • "A sociologist once observed that the prevalence of intimacy themes in mass media, pop psychology, and 'alternative lifestyles' suggests that were driven by hunger for intimate union. It may look like this on the surface, but my clinical work helped me realize that there's actually something else going on. We're driven by something that makes us look like we crave intimacy, but in fact we're after[...]
  • No Weak Men Allowed.....

  • No Weak Men Allowed....I think that is the message that men hear from the time they are little boys all the way through the rest of their lives. I know I have heard that message. I know the men I work with have heard that message. It may come from parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, friend's parents, pastors...culture. The message is sometimes delivered intentionally in order to wou[...]
  • Parenting with the Brain in Mind (Our Kid's and Ours)

  • Last week I began a blog series exploring my experimentation with the parenting philosophy found in the book, The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind. And by experimentation, I mean using the ideas in the book in both my own parenting of my two children who are ages 6 and 3, and in helping the parents I work with in my counseling practice and in m[...]
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