Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Black Lives Matter's Patrisse Cullors has a serious and poignant point. Normally, I disagree with some of the content Mic allows to be published on their website. However, every-now-and-again, I happen across an article on my social media news feed that gives me a different perspective. Greater insight. More understanding with what social issues we are facing [...]

TIL 225 | Why is the Church a Last Resort? – Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

What follows is a snippet from a wonderful article from the website Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. It succinctly describes some of the prevailing issues within the modern Christian Church today. Especially when it comes to dealing with individuals who are in distress and real suffering. I highly recommend reading the full article (link provided below the snippet).   [...]

Reason the Opioid crisis needs discussion within the Christian Church

Reason the Opioid crisis needs discussion within the Christian Church

In 2016, more than 20,000 deaths in the United States were caused by an overdose of prescription opioids, and another 13,000 deaths resulted from heroin overdose. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in U.S. adults under age 50, and opioids account for more than half of all drug overdose deaths.

Problems with preventing homelessness and substance use disorders

Problems with preventing homelessness and substance use disorders

Right opinions matter The Marysville Globe published an opinion regarding the social epidemic of homelessness and substance use disorder. According to this piece, "A better route would be to stop the problem before it even starts." It seems quite simple. Find solutions that may work to curtail potential increase in our homeless population. Work toward [...]

Where has all of God’s Worshipers Gone?

Where has all of God’s Worshipers Gone?

Growing up in the Mormon Faith, I've come to appreciate the reverence of hymns. The mindfulness and thoughtfulness of people coming together and singing. I also remember my father turning the television on Sunday mornings and listening to the Music and Spoken Word. To-this day, children within the LDS community are taught to be reverent. [...]

What makes a Man – Responses to “Toxic Masculinity”

What makes a Man – Responses to “Toxic Masculinity”

Within the past couple of weeks, the internet, social media, and conversations are divisive on the whole concept of Toxic Masculinity. It appears this initially came out from the American Psychological Association's recent publication: APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men. To develop awareness, the APA provides A Closer Look at the APA Psychological Practice with Men and Boys.  [...]

How the Kavanaugh Hearing will cause you to question everything

How the Kavanaugh Hearing will cause you to question everything

The nation is divided. Captivated by the ongoing political drama of a reported allegation against Trump Administration nominee: Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We are glued to this train wreck of allegations, matter-of-fact truth, investigations, and more allegations of sexual assault. It is not a question of whether or not the nominee is innocent or guilty. It [...]