Navigating the Holidays Healthily

While Christmas and other holidays are meant to be some of the happiest times of the year, often for many people it quickly becomes a time of difficult emotions including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, and grief.greg-weaver-174103-unsplash Compounding the problem of those emotions with the irregularities of schedule during the holiday and the overabundance of people crowding in on you, it can be increasingly difficult to catch your breath and make it through the holidays well. Below are a few recommendations for making it through the holidays well so that they can be restful and enjoyable. Continue reading

Post-Election Perspective

This morning at around 3:30 A.M. one of the most controversial elections of recent history ended with one of the most controversial candidates becoming the next President of the United States. Emotions are always high after an election but this year seems to bring new extremes. Easy evidence of these extremes can be seen on almost anyones Facebook feeds across the country. If you’re experiencing one of these extremes there are a few things that I would like to offer to you in the coming days as you process what it means for Trump to have won the election. Continue reading

It’s Not Just Locker Room Banter!

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to start a long political debate about who is right and who is wrong. It is also not meant to start a long political debate about a person’s ability to govern our country. This is not my endorsement of one candidate over the other. This post is only meant to speak to a larger topic that has come to the forefront during an already tumultuous campaign season.

For days, I have seen responses to Trump’s words about his treatment of women and a large majority of them have been done well; however, it seems that the majority of the articles have been written from a non-male, non-Christian perspective. This post is an attempt to fill that small gap that has been noticed and why as a Christian male I am outraged and you should be too over the words spoken by Donald Trump. Continue reading

Social Media Crisis

Facebook has over 1.7 Billion users. That means that within the last month over 1.7 Billion different accounts have been accessed and used to connect with one another to view, share, and like post by other users that they may have never met but consider “friends.”

Social Media. The place that we go to hide in the open. We escape into a land of hashtags and picturesque photos of our latest vacations or the most recent newlywed couples that allow us to believe the fairytale others choose to tell us. Continue reading

How Dare We?!

Two days after the largest mass shooting in the United States, I find myself incredibly angry. It’s easy to be angry after such an unnecessary, careless, incomprehensible act of violence. I’m angry at the young man who felt this was a necessary action. I’m angry about the investigations that came away with results that didn’t prevent the young man from purchasing the weapons he used to carry out his act of hate. I’m angry that so many people died for no reason. However, I think more than anything I’m angry about our response in the wake of tragedy.

So for now I turn to my blog, a space that I hope I can open a dialogue by sharing my thoughts, hoping that from this you hear my anger as more than just anger. I wish I could say that people around the country were coming together and mourning for the victims and the family and friends that were left behind. Continue reading