On Easter Sunday, 1973 I amazingly entered the kingdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ, His Son. Soon, I was called to prepare for a life of ministering to His people. I fervently endeavored to fulfill that calling through studying theology and psychology in college and graduate school (Azusa Pacific College and Wheaton Graduate School). Eventually, I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.
During the 1980's I founded and Directed The Center for Christian Counseling & Relationship Development, LLC (CCC in Marlton, NJ. I was a New Jersey licensed therapist and provided services for individuals, couples, families, and groups for more than 40 years before retiring in 2020. Dr. Matthew Miller is the new Clinical Director of CCCRD.
Just prior to retiring in 2020 I created this website to continue ministering to the people God places in my care. And I will strive to continue to do so by way of writing the words God gives me through memoirs, articles, eBooks, newsletters, and blogs on the most relevant topic to Christian life, that of love. In particular, I will write about the relational power of tough and tender love. The reason? There is nothing greater, nothing more transformational than love. Love has a special and unique value because it is eternal, unlike faith and hope, which will come to an end. Love is the Great Motivator.
I have also served God's people through church work - deacon, staff member, Bible teaching, and training small group leaders.
It is my sincere hope and prayer that my decades of study and the manifestation of His Spirit who lives within me will help you better know God and others, establish more meaningful relationships, and be kinder to yourself.
The Theology and Psychology of Christian Relationships website was launched in 2020 in an effort to continue my lifelong pursuit to complete God's calling--provide a depth of knowledge to, encourage, and build up His people in Jesus, the Christ.
All my penned words deeply consider the unparalleled place of love in relation to our thoughts, feelings, and actions of our human and spiritual natures. The content of all writings will be gleaned from the truth of Scripture and releveant information culled from the sciences, particularly psychology, sociology, and medicine that are not contrary to the Bible.
I aspire in all my writings to move beyond the basics of first, usual Christian teachings and theology to reveal the deeper heart of God's love and the love that is within all believers by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Second, to move beyond the basics of understanding relationships to help ensure they last a lifetime. To help achieve that "'I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment'" (Phil 1:9).