Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely

By scottsauls | March 25, 2021

Thanks to social media, we are more connected than ever. We are lonelier, too. Social media does have its benefits. Like steak, wine, and politics, social media can add value to our lives in moderation. But like steak, wine, and politics, it can also damage health if we consume too much. For example, according to […]

In Consideration of Our Gendered Selves

By scottsauls | March 18, 2021

In 1993, relationship counselor John Gray wrote a book called Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. The book’s premise is obvious from the title: Men and women are cut from a different cloth. Put an X chromosome in the place of a Y and you get a whole new anatomy and, Gray also believes, […]

When Faith Feels Like Defeat

By scottsauls | March 11, 2021

I lost my mother last year. After ten years of Alzheimer’s-related decline, time ran out in what affected families call “the long goodbye.” I didn’t shed any tears when she died—not because I didn’t love her, but because a decade of incremental, ascending grief was already behind me. By the time Mom died, I was […]

Why Everyone Needs Compassion

By scottsauls | March 4, 2021

If the Bible was a party, Ecclesiastes would be the party pooper. The author of this unique book also comes from a unique situation. He is very powerful and very rich. Concerning power, he is a beloved king with many servants, and has more wives and concubines than he can count. When he tells them […]