Archive: September, 2011


Pat Robertson says Divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable – Is It?

Pat Robertson has an incredible ability to “step where it smells” (as they say in some parts of the country), and, he has done it once again (see article link below*).  Robertson has taken the position that someone with a spouse diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease should divorce the spouse and move on.  I have been […]


The Impact of Dementia – A Conversation about Faith

Supporting Transitions of Dementia I would like to invite you to join me in a ministry with those impacted by dementia.  I will be facilitating a Dementia Support Group monthly at the St. Paul Monastery in Maplewood, MN.  For more information, click here. This group is particularly directed to family members of those with dementia but […]


Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]


    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]