As the news began to pour in over the allegations of sexual misconduct by Matt Lauer and then Garrison Keillor, social media just as quickly filled with questions of disbelief. I agree that we should all be innocent until proven guilty….but what I found to be most disturbing were the statements defending two “great men” … Read moreZERO Tolerance – what is wrong now WAS wrong then!
I was not sexually abused by a priest, but I know and have counseled many people who were. I was not sexually abused by a priest, but I worked in the Church when the insidious legacy of priests sexually abusing children and having inappropriate relations with other vulnerable populations began to come to light. I was also … Read moreShining the Spotlight on Clergy Sexual Abuse
In the twenty years that I have been in the ministry of spiritual direction/spiritual counseling, I have journeyed with many men and women who have survived abusive relationships, including being married to a narcissist. This essay is for you! Consequences Nobody warns you of the consequences of being married to an abuser. The price, I … Read moreRecovering from Abuse
In yesterday’s blog, we explored the subject of sexual addiction and ways to identify this behavior in ourselves or our loved ones so that we might seek out help. In today’s blog, we will examine some of the possible causes of sex addiction, specifically the deeper emotional and spiritual wounds what are ultimately seeking healing. … Read moreSex Addiction – Causes and Compassion
The purpose of a midlife crisis, perimenopause and menopause (from a spiritual perspective) is to move us beyond childbearing to birthing ourselves…and this is as true for men as it is for women. During midlife and menopause, we are invited to leave behind the life we have known to make room for the new life … Read moreMidlife and Menopause – Acknowledging Abuse