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January 10, 2020

Americans in general and Latter-day Saints in particular hold some cultural ideas about marriage that tend to leave most of us, at some point, with the feeling that somehow we are falling short or that there is something really wrong with our relationship (thanks, Disn...

January 3, 2020

Most of us at one time or another will go through some type of crisis. A crisis usually includes some type of loss and, depending on the circumstances, will often challenge our sense of safety in the world. It's as if the ground is crumbling beneath us, and we do not k...

December 12, 2019

For many, the holiday season is fun, festive - and dare I say it? - merry and bright. Others may go into the season with some trepidation. There may be family stress, worry about the budget, 50 boxes of holiday decor to put up, time thieves like meal planning, cooking...

December 6, 2019

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives v...

November 30, 2019

“There is more to hear in what is not said.”
― Joyce Rachelle


*Big breath*

I prepared myself to read the Salt Lake Tribune article "A Utah Substitute Told Fifth Graders that Homosexuality is Wrong." In response to the question, "What are you thankful for this y...

November 15, 2019

I wanted to follow up with the last few blogs on emotional intelligence and introduce a term coined over 20 years ago by Ron Levant. Normative Male Alexithymia is defined as “mildly (or sometimes more severely) emotionally shut down (and often depressed) men who strugg...

November 1, 2019

Through the process of working with the thousands of individuals and couples who have come to me for help with their sexuality, it has become clear to me that many of the people that reach out have a background from conservative religious backgrounds that affected thei...

October 18, 2019

As Americans, we generally view conflict as being a negative experience, often with the end-goal being the defeat of our opponent. Whether that be in the form of relational or organizational dynamics, conflict tends to make us uncomfortable. We may attempt to avoid dea...

October 5, 2019

There is a lot of content in social media competing for our attention. I came across a golden nugget the other day. Facebook had suggested a video for me to watch - a show called Red Table Talk. I was unfamiliar with the show, but familiar with its stars/creators - Jad...