When Consciences Collide: Making Sense of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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“It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others.” -Thomas Jefferson Been There, Done That Had That Done to Me Amidst all of today’s clamor over discrimination based on religious or moral standards, I’m remembering an incident when I was on the receiving end of it myself. Continue Reading

When Darkness Lost

Darkness lost

"And the light shined in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." -John 1:5 Like St. Jude, I’m a sucker for lost causes. I’ve been one myself, and I’ve known plenty of others. Some of us sprang from circumstances we had no control over; many of us created our own mess. Either way, our lives looked shabby, the future looked bleak, then God looked down. Continue Reading

A Manger, My King, and Me

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Like you, every year my wife and I say we’re going to “do Christmas right this time.” And we are trying. It’s His birthday that’s coming up, after all, if not in fact, then at least in observance. Continue Reading

Business As Usual

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Every Tuesday we post something about strengthening or rebuilding marriages. Hope it helps. — Business as Usual Someone to hold you too close Someone to know you too well Someone to sit in your chair And ruin your sleep And make you aware Of being alive -“Being Alive” by Stephen Sondheim I got an education from my wife and son last Saturday on the subject of predictability. We were gathered around the kitchen counter when I started to sneeze, and between my ‘ah-choos’ I noticed Renee counting out loud. I finished sneezing and Continue Reading

Business As Usual

concept couple

Every Tuesday we post something about strengthening or rebuilding marriages. Hope it helps. — Business as Usual Someone to hold you too close Someone to know you too well Someone to sit in your chair And ruin your sleep And make you aware Of being alive -“Being Alive” by Stephen Sondheim I got an education from my wife and son last Saturday on the subject of predictability. We were gathered around the kitchen counter when I started to sneeze, and between my ‘ah-choos’ I noticed Renee counting out loud. I finished sneezing and Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Indeed

That's a LOT of candles

Every Tuesday we post something to do with maintaining and restoring marriages. Hope it helps. --- Happy Birthday, Indeed Today my wife finds herself married to a 57 year old. Though October 25 is my actual birthday, we won’t celebrate until this weekend, so I’ll gladly forgo the verbal cruelties until then. And make no mistake, between my family, friends and clients, there’ll be no shortage of old man jokes designed to put me in my geriatric place. Meanwhile, I’m allowed a bit of reflection time, which leads me to a peaceful, Continue Reading