Who You Are Who You’ve Been

Who You Are Who You’ve Been

Sam is sixteen years old and his mother just called this morning.  She sounded like she was hurting and unable to cope.  Just last night, she had to call the police once again on her son who has been extremely verbally abusive to her, barricading her for long periods...

If you are forgiven, are you still responsible?

Flip Wilson was a famous comedian and television actor who once used the line, “The Devil made me do it.” At the time it was funny, though pretty soon completely overused. In hindsight, the quote can be a pretty accurate description of the misguidance of our youth, as...

10 signs your kid is contemplating suicide – Part 2

What is meant by distress? A common definition is, “great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble or a state of extreme necessity or misfortune.” From this definition we see that “distress” is more extreme than the average...

10 signs your kid is contemplating suicide – Part 1

Allan is a very troubled nineteen-year-old who has been coming to see me since August. Actually, I’m never sure if Allan will make it to the next appointment. Since we first met, I have been amazed at the amount of emotional turmoil and pain he is in. Every...
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