Open and Relational Essays
The Stories that Shape Us
Do You Want to be Self-Actualized?
Communion as the Therapeutic Center of Uncontrolling Love
In God’s Image
So What Happens When We Assume?
The Key to Enemy Love
Sorry, That Won’t Work for Me
Faith, Freedom, and Fromm
We Need to Let the Soul Mourn!
Agents of Change
Relational Theology and Relational Psychotherapy
The Kind of God, The Kind of Man
The Whole-Making God Within
The Trinity Within
God Can Either Love Us Or Try To Control Us—But He Can’t Do Both
Seeing God Differently Will Change You
The Transformative Power of Relational Grace
Difficult People and God’s Uncontrolling Love
Sticks and Stones
I’m Losing Control of My Child!
Why Control Feels Safer Than Love
Ways a Love-Based Psychotherapy Resonates with Oord’s View of a Loving God
The Drama Triangle, Relational Dysfunction, and Uncontrolling Love
Working with God
Uncontrolling Love, Free Will, and Responsibility
God’s Therapeutic Approach
Killing God, Finding God
Theology, Spirituality, Psychology, and Stature
Where God Can’t, Agents Can
The Consulting Room as a Place of Mystery and Healing
The Power to Change
EFT and ORT are a MatchMade in Heaven
The Art of Kintsugi and the Formation of Self as Therapist
The Divine Change We Need
Uncontrolling Couples Therapy
Little White Lies
Is God’s Will SomethingWe Need to Find or Something We Help Create?
The Improvising Chaplain
Open and Relational Care
A Journey of Love from Addictions
A Loving Therapeutic Relationship
Where Is God in Healing Our Woundedness?
Uncontrolling LoveGoes to Prison
Anxiety and Control
Helping Those Who Help Others
The Butterfly Effect(or the Effect of Butterflies)
Not Overpowering but Empowering People
God Wants to Be Your Midwife
Immanuel Journaling as a Simple Tool to Experience God’s Uncontrolling Love
A Client’s Reflection on Uncontrolling and Relational Therapy
Unclenched Fists andOpen Hearts
Five Core Themes from anOpen and Relational Informed Psychotherapy
Transforming, Healing LOVE
Spiritual Direction as an Uncontrolling Practice that Reveals an Uncontrolling God
It Was Then That We Hopped
God’s Partnership is Yeasty
My Friend God
God is Obsessed with All of Me
God Needs You!
Jesus of No Fixed Address
Responding to the Risky God
All Good Christians Go to Church; Or Do They?
God Can and Did
God’s Fellow Workers
Partnering with a Hypothetical God
Partnering with God as a 21st Century Psychologist
Building Community for Rethinking Science and Challenging the Ivory Tower
Learning to Save My Students Instead of Judging Them
Eating as Partnering with God’s Dream for the World
Everything is Meaningless
“Pay Attention! That’s Not What I Said,” Says God
Joining in God’s Work
Do the Numbers Matter?
In the Minority
Petitionary Prayer in Light of God’s Unconventional Love
What About When God Doesn’t Partner With Me?
We are the Reason God Cannot Be Free!
God is Not Your Buddy: Reflecting on Friendship With God
Salvation As Partnering with God: Moving Beyond Transactional Religion into Transformational Relationship
Does God Really Answer Prayer?
Partnering with God to Break the Yoke of Christian Fundamentalism
God Desires Partners for Change
Shut up and LISTEN!
Partnering Past a Pandemic
God Doesn’t Care What You Think!
What if God’s Salvation Involves Not Christ’s Dying for Us but with Us in Cross-Bearing Partnership?
God in Partnership with Us (in our Sexual Partnerships)