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The Blind Leading the Blind

As children, we are incredibly dependent on the love and care of other humans. Even though as adults we are impressively capable, the universe has crafted us in such a way that, as children, we can only survive with the… Continue Reading →

‘Til Today Do Us Part – A New Vow for the Postmodern Marriage

“Let’s go dancing in the minefields, and sailing in the storms. “ This past weekend, my wife and I celebrated the start of our twelfth year of marriage – our eleventh wedding anniversary. As we looked back, the biggest realization… Continue Reading →

A Massive Amount of Mystery

I don’t know if God is real. I believe that there is more to the universe that what we see and touch and feel, but the notion that there is a particular god in a particular place making bad things… Continue Reading →

My Canadian Identity

When people ask me where I’m from, I never say Charlotte. I have lived in Charlotte for twelve years. My wife and I bought a house there and have been in the city for the vast majority of the life… Continue Reading →

What Are We Living For?

I was driving home from Starbucks tonight. My wife is out of town and I’ve been alone with my cat and my dog all weekend; I just needed to get out of the house and Starbucks seemed as good a… Continue Reading →

Bowling with the Gutter Guards Up

Bowling with the Gutter Guards Up Marriage is good but divorce might be better. Wedding vows are maddeningly unspecific. We promise to love each other in good times and bad, in sickness and in health, until death has its ugly… Continue Reading →

Living on the Right

“[T]hey could purposely choose to step to the right of their left hemispheres and find this peace. And then I realized what a tremendous gift this experience could be, what a stroke of insight this could be to how we… Continue Reading →

what we have yet to learn

By any account of history, humans have been around for a long time. During that span, we have been able to accomplish some pretty great things — actually, really astonishing things. I am constantly learning about monumental feats that leave me utterly lost… Continue Reading →

on marriage

My awareness about marriage is abnormally keen. Given that I am now fully immersed in the study of marriage and family therapy, it is certainly plausible that I am more acutely attuned to discussions about couples and love and marriage… Continue Reading →

beauty of agnosticism

Don’t call it faith if you have all the answers. –– Dr. Brené Brown At the core of what it means to be agnostic is a stance that no one knows whether any sort of deity exists. Many would say… Continue Reading →

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