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Questions in the Stages of Life

Questions in the Stages of Life

I attended a conference at which the speaker, Gordon MacDonald, talked about the questions we ask during different stages of our lives. These questions are related to our emotional development. If we are not able to answer them to our satisfaction, we will be held...

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Why is LGBTQ+ Identification on the Rise?

Why is LGBTQ+ Identification on the Rise?

“One of the main reasons LGBT identification has been increasing over time is that younger generations are more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual.  This includes about 1 in 6 adult members of Generation Z” (those aged 18-23)”  ...

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Contentment In a Discontented World

Contentment In a Discontented World

When I have the opportunity, I like to lead a Sunday School Class on the topic of Contentment.  I usually start with an opening exercise, asking the class to finish the sentence for themselves, “If I were truly contented, then... The responses come from all over the...

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Healing through Honesty

Healing through Honesty

Intro: Former staff member, Karen Wood, has left a lasting legacy with WGA through her writing. While on staff, Karen wrote a series of papers on honesty. She organized these essays into five booklets, each discussing a different way we must be honest in order to grow...

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Accountability… Getting (and Giving) Support

Accountability… Getting (and Giving) Support

When the topic of accountability comes up, lots of questions come as well.  What does accountability mean?  How do I get an accountability partner?  How long do I need one for?  In theory, almost everyone wants an accountability partner.  But, we resist accountability...

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7 Tips for Meaningful Group Discussions

7 Tips for Meaningful Group Discussions

WGA groups are designed to help participants express their thoughts and feelings about sexuality and other interpersonal struggles they may have.  The following guidelines help them communicate clearly, directly, and personally.  It has often occurred to me that the...

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Overcoming Agoraphobia 2021

Overcoming Agoraphobia 2021

If anxiety was a familiar feeling before we were told to “Stay Home, Save a Life” in 2020, you may find yourself a bit nervous to leave home.  Even if you and your loved ones have been vaccinated, you may find it difficult to re-enter your community.  Where the...

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