“I’m so confused,” Becky cried. “What happened to me? I used to be so happy!” Tears streamed down her 10-year old face as she sat in my office begging for answers to her toughest concerns. She is no longer a child, and her innocent, rose-colored glasses are beginning to break into a thousand pieces. Becky’s […]

Control Issues

In Control?

Some of the most out of control people are those who think they are in control of everything. Let me suggest a little exercise, just for fun. Take out a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle to make two columns. Label the left column “Things I Can Control”, and label the […]

Conflict in Marriage

Conflict in Marriage

Is there a lot of conflict in your marriage? Recent research indicates that nearly 70% of conflict in marriage is unresolvable: deep personality and life experience differences are clashing. Just because you’re fighting doesn’t mean that there is something terribly wrong. It just means that you’re human. Happy couples fight. It’s how you fight and […]


The In-between of Easter Weekend

Today is the in-between of Easter weekend. After death, before resurrection. As I’m pondering this morning what that must have been like for the disciples and followers of Jesus back in the day, it stirs up a host of familiar feelings that I and I am sure you have felt at times. Deep sadness that […]

Alcohol Help

Is My Loved One an Alcoholic?

Have you ever asked yourself if your loved one has a problem with either drugs or alcohol? Many family members are the first ones to notice signs of drug or alcohol abuse in their loved ones. Often, they are met with denial and resistance when they voice their questions and concerns. So much so that […]

Southern Smash College Tour

As a part of raising awareness of Eating Disorders, Southern Smash College Tour is coming to Samford on Tuesday, February 25. All events are free and open to the public. We’re thrilled to be part of this. Visit for more details; click here for more information! To learn more about the resources Covenant Counseling […]

When Things Fall Apart – Part 2 of 2

As media scandals reveal, sexual exploits often move from the virtual to the real. Powerful people make big headlines, but the same thing is happening at warp speed in lives everywhere. According to statistics provided by Patrick Carnes, more than 70% of men and 30% of pastors in traditional churches seek sexual stimulation outside of […]


When Things Fall Apart – Part 1 of 2

I didn’t even hear her walk in the door the night it all fell apart. I jumped when she touched my shoulder. I turned from the computer screen to see the disgust, horror and disappointment in her eyes as she viewed what I had been viewing secretly for years. She was speechless as she started […]


Honoring All Who Serve

In honor of recently celebrating Veterans’ Day, it brought to my mind the sacrifices that our soldiers make along with those of their families. While we rightfully honor the men and women who serve in our military, I believe it is also significant to honor the ones who serve here at home in their absence: […]

A God Who Makes a Way

If you are like me, you have realized by now that life is too big to “manage”. In metaphorical language, the mighty waters of life can be overwhelming at times, the desert journey can seem endlessly long, and the thirsty longing for refreshment can feel too intense to bear. As opposed to “managing” or escaping […]