Entries by Mark

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Running again? Do This Instead:

Ok, straight up. I am not talking about literal running–like when you put those colorful shoes on. I am talking about running from disappointment in life. Recently when experiencing some hurt in a relationship, I suddenly became aware of something interesting that happened in me: I could feel my mind turning to other matters–almost as […]

This is CRITICAL When In Need of Forgiveness:

A friend who betrays you. A boss who loses his temper and shames you in front of others. Infidelity by your spouse. A father who abused you. A parent who abandoned you. With each wrong done, and pain endured, there is a person who stands in need of forgiveness. Most of us have experienced pain […]

Mixed Feelings Around the Holidays? Do this!

When the holidays are right on top of us, it’s not uncommon to have mixed feelings. You want to enjoy the season but (and that’s the problem) there is a but. “So and so” is coming and when he does, there is always more tension in the air. Or, you are looking forward to the […]


A Crucial Help For Our Divided Nation

It was a very historic week with the election – one in which has revealed a deep divide in our country. Many are rejoicing. Many are hurting. Many feel numb. I know and have people that I love in each of the above three camps. You may also. What do we do? How do we […]

How To Start That Difficult Conversation

No doubt you’ve been there – thinking you need to address an issue in a relationship with a spouse, a child, a friend, or a boss. You have been putting it off for as long as you can. Peace is what you really want, but you can’t find it. Your only options are to bury […]

When I Lost My SELF in Marriage

I cringe every time I hear it. A man or a woman states: “I don’t know who I am anymore. I’ve lost myself.” It is the reason they give for why they left their marriage and family. They have left to find themselves once again. It’s not that I don’t understand what they are talking […]