#4 in the Love Is Action series

When you live with, or interact with, someone who acts like a jerk, you have the power to exponentially improve the situation. It may not feel like it, but you do. You have total control over how you respond to them. 

One of the most effec...

I recently had the opportunity to speak to over 150,000 middle and high schoolers at two Opioid Awareness Summits in West Virginia. West Virginia has a crisis involving drug use, but not in the way you may think. It’s not the kids using the drugs. It’s the adults. 

In o...

I know I’m going to get some grief for what I’m about to say. Nevertheless, here goes. A lot of people think that worshipping God means going to church, singing songs, praying, and listening to a message. That can be worship if our hearts are in it. It can even be wors...

#3 in Love Is Action series

The advice that follows comes from successfully surviving the first 16 years of my life being raised by a man who was mentally ill and a woman who was an alcoholic and addict (she probably medicated her pain because she was married to an extr...

#2 in Love Is Action Series 

This is the second in a series of articles about how to be in relationship with someone who is mentally un-well, unstable, downright ill, or who behaves that way. With the number of Americans who take some kind of prescription drug for...

#1 in Love Is Action Series 

Lots of us were raised by parents who were alcoholics or drugs addicts, or who acted like jerks, or who were mentally ill, or all of the above. Many of us had a sibling or other family member who suffered with a bad attitude or mental illnes...

Of all the things we have to do, there’s nothing more important than this one thing. Yet many of us spend all of our energy doing what we think is important and

Our culture is our story. It's our family, neighborhood, and community interactions; it’s our religion, music, entertainment, art, business, politics, sports, and every other aspect of our lives and society. 

Many of us feel helpless as we watch the vitriol between peop...

You say, “how can she possibly know what’s wrong in my life? She doesn’t know me. She doesn’t know what’s going on in my life. She has no clue!” You’re right, I don’t have a clue as to what’s going on in your life. But I do know something about happiness and the reason...

If things aren't right in your life, instead of suffering or trying to cope or trying to fix the problems, STOP.  Take a step back. Give yourself some time to objectively look at the situation. The things that go wrong in our lives are data to be analyzed to determine...

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