Truth that Makes a Difference

Finding meaning in life, marriage, and faith

Joshua 10 – Are You Dependent or Overconfident?

November 21, 2019

I remember learning to ride a bike as a child. There were times when I had this great boost of confidence. I would think, “I really am doing it! I … Read more Joshua 10 – Are You Dependent or Overconfident?

Joshua 9 – Do You Shoot First and Ask Questions Later?

November 14, 2019

“Shoot first and ask questions later.” This statement calls one to make quick decisions, and worry about whether it was the “right” decision later. There may be some rare occasions … Read more Joshua 9 – Do You Shoot First and Ask Questions Later?

News Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

November 13, 2019

I went to a wedding recently and I was struck by how perfect the bride and groom looked. They appeared to have it all together. Young, good looking, every hair … Read more News Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

Joshua 8 – Confidence

November 7, 2019

Confidence. It’s an attractive character trait. It’s something most people wish they had more of. The problem is, confidence is not a stand alone, self-contained commodity. It doesn’t just exist … Read more Joshua 8 – Confidence

When You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

November 6, 2019

Fred and Alice (not their real names) came into my office because they had been fighting over Fred’s failure to let Alice know when he would be home from work. … Read more When You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

Joshua 7 – Small Matters

October 31, 2019

Small matters. This truth struck me one day when I discovers termites in my house. They were so small, the termite inspector had to get a magnifying glass to determine … Read more Joshua 7 – Small Matters

Things I Would Tell My Newly Married Self

October 29, 2019

I have done a lot of premarital counseling, and I’ve found it to be both enjoyable and frustrating. Enjoyable, because you get the opportunity to walk with a couple and … Read more Things I Would Tell My Newly Married Self

Joshua 6 – Walls

October 24, 2019

Walls. They prop up our structures. They give us protection, privacy, and a sense of security. Walls can also isolate us, impeded us, and entrap us. All these functions can … Read more Joshua 6 – Walls

Joshua 5 – Little Things

October 17, 2019

“Little things are important.” “It’s the little things that mean the most.” These are sayings most of us have heard all our lives. The reason little things are important and … Read more Joshua 5 – Little Things

If You Love Them, Prove It

October 15, 2019

When the couple walked into my counseling office, it was obvious things were not good between them. Their heads were down, there were very little pleasantries offered, they chose opposite … Read more If You Love Them, Prove It