Category: Social issues

Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

The New York Times writer, Matthew Desmond, writes a social commentary on the nature of the homeless crisis in American Society today. His focus is on the nature of how American's perceive employment as a solution toward decreasing homelessness. An excerpt follows from his article. To read the full commentary: Americans Want to Believe Jobs ...

America and the Erosion of Law and Order

On November 29, 2009. Four law enforcement officers were enjoying a cup of coffee. Within moments, they were assassinated by a lone gunman. Prior to this, on November 1, 2009. A veteran Seattle Police Officer was assassinated and a rookie officer injured by another lone gunman. Since these two incidents, we appear to have witnessed the rise in assaults ...

Why American Politics and True Democracy is More Important Than You Think

Our nation is in a political conflict. If you are not paying attention to the various news, and social, media outlets, it's time to become aware. Will Durant, in his book Caesar and Christ, summarizes the causation of Romes decline and fall: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself ...

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Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in Senate | KIRO-TV

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced the “Stop BEZOS Act” aka the “Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act.” “Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the wealthiest person on Earth,” Sanders said Wednesday. “I think, as I understand it, his wealth went up by $2 billion yesterday — Amazon had a good day. ...

September is National Recovery Month

About Recovery Month Get general information about National Recovery Month, held every September to increase awareness and celebrate successes of those in recovery. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use ...

The Mystery of the Unmotivated patient

As a moderately seasoned counselor, one of the frustrating aspects of working with individuals suffering from substance use is the lack of motivation and engagement in their treatment and recovery. I become frustrated because they appear to be unmotivated, and underachieving. In my attempt to work with these individuals I am experiencing some consternation. This ...

Dispelling a myth and misconception

There is a post that shows up on my Facebook News Feed and typically is posted by some friends who believe this misconception. This is a continual myth and misconception that comes from an unempathetic and very judgmental perception regarding those individuals who suffer substance use disorder. This article will provide a break down and ...

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Addressing the Emotional Problem of Evil: Why Christians Hope

After recently teaching an apologetics seminar on how to engage others in conversation, a gentleman from the audience pulled me aside and spoke with me about a family member. He said, “My son-in-law is angry with God. He doesn’t understand why God took our daughter, who was his beautiful, kind, and loving wife. He tells ...

Second Amendment, Gun Violence, and Gun Control Regulations

The fatal shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentines day has left us with another critical issue of American society, politics, violence, and gun control legislation. Political anger has fingers pointing to who is at fault. American citizens are bantering vehemently for better gun legislation and gun control. Even the federal and local law enforcement are ...

Addressing recovery from a Christian and Biblical worldview

Carl Jung (1865 - 1961) worked with a gentleman by the name of Rowland H. This gentleman was a gifted affluent young businessman. He suffered from Alcoholism and sought out any possible cure for his problem. Rowland's attempt to address his drinking problem failed. Traveling to Switzerland, Rowland sought out Carl Jung. In their conversations, Rowland ...

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