Author’s Note: While this post often refers to romantic relationships, it is applicable to any kind of platonic or familial relationship as well. Ever notice that it’s often in relationships that we can get frustrated with how we aren’t able to live out the spiritual disciplines we long to embody? The recipe of one broken… Continue reading People & Parts: The Pieces at Play
If someone wants to push back on seeing human beings in a positive light, there are a handful of verses they might quote from that pack a punch. A while back, I was talking about using a parts-based approach in Christian therapy with a fellow Christian counselor. She said something something like, “I really like… Continue reading Perspective II: Wicked or Wounded?
If you enjoy podcasts or books that dip into the therapy world, you’ve probably heard of this thing called “parts-work,” or IFS. Most people are specifically familiar with IFS, which stands for Internal Family Systems theory. In short, this approach understands people to have “parts” of self that altogether comprise their internal world. These parts… Continue reading The Depths of our Souls & Faith: I
Something a bit ironic here is that I’m trying to connect with the parts of us that feel deeply, the parts of us that are beyond words — and I’m writing about that on a blog with words… I didn’t know until I was in my thirties that there are parts of our brain that… Continue reading Translation I