Intimacy Through the Lens of Fear (Part 2 of a Series)

The fear of intimacy is neither rare nor new. Every person has this fear, though we experience it to different degrees. Its root of course is a fear of rejection. As we raise our children, it is our constant challenge to love them unconditionally, so that they never...

The Gentle and Arduous Task of Shepherding Little Souls

Yesterday after supper, the 6-year-old squeezed himself into the space between me and the back of the couch while I tried to catch up on reading. He does this often, using me alternately as pillow, footrest, jungle gym or whatever else suits his mood and restless...