A Story to Live By

You are invited to join me at the first annual Messianic Men’s Conference, April 20-22, in Pensacola, FL, where I’ll be teaching based on my book, A Life of Favor: A Family Therapist Examines the Story of Joseph and His Brothers. Men need a story to live by. We face unique challenges today: Shifting expectations… Continue reading A Story to Live By

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Favor Elevates Its Giver

Parashat VaYishlach, Gen 32:4–36:43 When someone asks us, “Will you do me a favor?” we’re likely to ask what they have in mind before we say yes or no. Why? Because a favor by definition is something undeserved, something that might go beyond the ordinary, and we want to know what it is before we… Continue reading Favor Elevates Its Giver

A Good Death

Parashat VaYishlach, Genesis 32:4–36:43 Now the days of Isaac were 180 years. And Isaac breathed his last, and he died and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. Genesis 35:28–29 When a patriarch or matriarch dies the whole family suffers trauma. The family system… Continue reading A Good Death