Category Archives: Relationships

An Excess of Woke Thinking May Harm Mental Health or Relationships

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Some far left sociocultural norms and habits of thought contradict what we know about healthy relationships and emotional regulation. As a psychologist, I sometimes ponder how cultural trends relate to personal growth and mental health. One such current in my … Continue reading

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Racism is Real, but the Concept of White Fragility Could Use a Closer Look

Disagreement or raw feelings in race-forward situations can have many causes, and overly-broad use of concepts like white fragility may do more harm than good to the mission of reducing racism. Elizabeth is a progressive activist who signed up for … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Veracity Hill – Podcast Now Available

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Should Christians Adopt Ancient Sexual Practices, Veracity Hill Podcasts (1 hr, 5 min. audio) Christian apologist Kurt Jaros interviews psychologist and former Evangelical Valerie Tarico about women and girls in the Bible. Within a wide-ranging conversation Tarico and Jaros discuss … Continue reading

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Texas Parents Go Mama-and-Papa-Bear on Behalf of Transgender Son

Religious Right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia may be up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love. Jo and Jon Ivester have words for North Carolina Governor McCrory and religious right legislators who called an … Continue reading

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15 Screwed Up Catholic Ideas That May Affect Your Sex Life Even If You’re Not Religious

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I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty. ~John Waters The Catholic hierarchy is obsessed with sex: who does it, when, how, with whom, and for what purpose.  In fact, I might argue that one … Continue reading

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