Love at the Core :: C.S. Lewis and “Empty Love Tanks”

In a previous post, I pushed back against the suspicion some biblical counselors have of what they call an "empty love tank" psychology.  Presuming it to be some manifestation of humanistic psychology, it's critiqued as too-positive a view of human nature.  The fear is understandable.  Psychology which errs in the empty love tank direction can … Continue reading Love at the Core :: C.S. Lewis and “Empty Love Tanks”

Love at the Core:: An Illustration

She lost her mother before she was even able to grieve.  You don't need Attachment Theorists to convince you how extraordinarily significant this loss must have been.  She was just two...barely able to understand.  And this, some might say, is an advantage.  At two, you don't know any better.  But, everything we know today says … Continue reading Love at the Core:: An Illustration

C.S. Lewis, Bob Newhart, Masturbation, and Those Damned Longings

If I had a nickel for every Christian guy that came to me for counsel about masturbation when I lived back in Orlando, I'd not need this pastoral housing benefit I'll probably be losing pretty soon... We, Christians, are great at pointing out bad behaviors.  We're experts at diagnosis.  But our remedies often stink.  We'll … Continue reading C.S. Lewis, Bob Newhart, Masturbation, and Those Damned Longings