Why Engaging Your Story Heals Your Brain

Why Engaging Your Story Heals Your Brain

My invitation to you today is simple: to take your story seriously. Engaging your story is the single most important thing you can do to experience healing. When I say “your story,” I’m talking more about the individual scenes than the overarching...
What Grief Is, How It Heals, and the Pain of Loneliness

What Grief Is, How It Heals, and the Pain of Loneliness

In “As Long As You Need,” author J.S. Park writes that “Grief is not about letting go, but about letting in.” Letting in sorrow, letting in anger, and especially letting in other people who can be WITH us in our pain. This episode is about all kinds of grief—not...
How Your Past Story Affects Your Present Sexuality

How Your Past Story Affects Your Present Sexuality

I am joined today by author Jay Stringer to talk about sexual stuckness/difficulties/pain. Healthy sexuality is deeply tied to the degree to which we have made sense of our story in our family of origin. Sadly, so few of us have ever been asked to connect the dots...
What To Do With Desire and Dread with Mike Boland

What To Do With Desire and Dread with Mike Boland

Pastor and counselor Mike Boland shares a story from when he was 15 years old. It’s a story about the interplay of longing for connection and, at the same time, dreading what will be required of him in return. We talk about grooming, and the war of ambivalence that...