Archive for March 2013

Divorce Season

Mediation with families has its own season. Since few families want to move in the dead of winter, most parents put up with conflict until the weather gets nicer. Then they move out and file for divorce. Summer, then, is a time when families try to figure out schedules for school age children and continues…

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Holy Week, Easter and church fights

Strangely enough, Holy Week is not a week for church fights in most places. Simply put, the people in church who love being traditional are too busy preparing and helping with Easter breakfasts, commuinion, music, footwashing etc.. Working together to ¬†make sure the traditions get done well (in the traditional style) generally takes precedence over…

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The Value of the “Pause”

In most US denominations, there is a problem dealing with the issue of homosexuality especially with respect to marriage and ordination. It is commonly thought that if the national denomination reaches a conclusion that problems are over. Far from it. In the UCC, for example, they have been ordaining openly practicing homosexuals for many years.…

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The Psychology of Divorce

Most people getting divorced are pretty stressed out. Usually one person wants a divorce before the other. It is generally better for the person who decides to end the marriage because they have been likely thinking about it for months and have come to a point of decision and may even be past the point…

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