Building Strong Families

Recently, the Family Research Council (FRC) released its Fourth Annual Index of Family Belonging. We believe that strong, lifelong marriages are important because they reflect God’s perfect plan for human flourishing, alongside single people who are committed to serving the Lord with their lives.  Heterosexual marriage is designed by God to reflect the image of… Continue reading Building Strong Families

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Tearing Down Trust

Part of the fallout from the ongoing conflict within The United Methodist Church over the church’s ministry with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons is the damage to people’s trust in the church.  The erosion of trust in the institution of the church and in the leadership of the church was pinpointed by the Towers… Continue reading Tearing Down Trust

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Methodism in the Therapy Room, Part II

Last week, we began examining how the therapeutic conflict-resolution process based on family systems theory can inform our understanding of the conflict within Methodism today.  Steps one and two are: 1. Engage in conversation, seek to find the understandable part in the other’s perspective, and make room for their perspective, even if you don’t agree… Continue reading Methodism in the Therapy Room, Part II

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