Counseling Office

Failure to Launch Part III

Failure to Launch Part III of III This blog will look at why we should take action on Failure to Launch and how to make the most from coaching and counseling. Part I Review Part I briefly looked at how each age has its own spirit.  This idea helps us understand the context in which…

Emerging Adults Fuel

Failure to Launch Part II

Failure to Launch Part II Failure to Launch Review Part I In part I we looked at how 42 million millennials are stuck in the basement unable to launch themselves into the world of independence.  We looked at the issues that characterize many of these cases and we considered how various historical, cultural, parental, and…

Slacker

Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch In recent weeks, thanks to the Pew Research Group and a host of bloggers we have been told about Failure to Launch Syndrome.  We have been told that 42 million Millennials are living at home. That they are unable or unwilling to do much of anything beyond their selfish desires. You might…

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites

Porn Changes Sexual Appetites   What happened to “you are born that way”? Years ago the message about your sexuality was “you are born that way” and today we are all witnessing how sexuality is far more flexible. You may not be convinced but as a society it is changing rapidly. We live in a…

Defining Family Identity

Defining Family Identity “Todd, I want to invite your son to play for me on the All Star Team.” That is how the phone call started and it sounded great.  I was proud of my son and his dedication, sacrifice, and performance.  I was excited to see him play with other similarly focused and competitive…

Getting Started

Getting Started Making our own pleasure a god that must be served is not a good or liberating god.  Instead focus on discipline to say “yes” or “no” selectively and appropriately as it serves a higher purpose and calling.  Focus on saying “no” to personal pleasure in order to create time, opportunity, and energy for…

Say “Yes” or “No”

Most men never get the opportunity to spend the summer with their kids.  I am so blessed to be in this challenging position.  Structure and activity has been good for all of us but sometimes it seems to go too far.  Engagement in activities, whether it’s going to the pool, archery, drawing pictures, seeking evidence…