Monthly Archives: August 2019

To Have a Child and Other Transformations: Falling in Love

Several years ago, a Wall Street Journal article (I have searched in vain for the citation) explained how it’s impossible to make a rational decision about whether to have a child. The author, a mother herself, contrasted the decision to … Continue reading

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No Pit So Deep: Jesus’ Descent into Our Pain

“There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper.” These are the words of Corrie ten Boom’s sister, Betsie, in the former’s autobiography,┬áThe Hiding Place. Betsie is dying from the horrible conditions of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, where … Continue reading

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From Neurotic to Transformative Suffering: Getting Off of the Rollercoaster

Freud’s brilliant but troubled disciple, Carl Jung, discussed the journey from neurotic to transformative suffering. (Just a caution: Jung’s elaborate psychological system is riddled with problems from a Christian point of view. For example, he insisted that Satan and evil … Continue reading

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