Rebuilding your life—
Need help? You don't have to suffer forever
Hi, I'm Jim. I've been through the emotional wringer. I've been a successful pastor and leader and a loving father, but I've also been suicidally depressed. I'll teach you the techniques I used to heal myself and give you the tools to reclaim your life and move forward.
Need help? You don't have to suffer forever!
Hi, I'm Jim. I've been through the emotional wringer. I've been a successful pastor and leader and a loving father, but I've also been suicidally depressed. I'll teach you the techniques I used to heal myself, and give you the tools to reclaim your life and move forward!
- A husband to Leah since 1967
- A father of two grown sons
- A grandfather of five children
- An author, speaker, and teacher
- A pastor since 1969
All books are (or soon will be) available online through Amazon and other stores in both printed and e-book formats. They can also be purchased or ordered at many local bookstores.
- Presenter and/or keynote speaker on mental illness topics at national conferences and seminars
- Helped 10-15 seriously-depressed or suicidal individuals a month
From the blog
The hard fact is that you’ll not find inner peace until you accept the offending people or situations as they are. But “acceptance” does not mean that you have to like the behavior, condone it, or even ignore it. Just accept that “it is what it is.” Some folks spend…Read More
When you’ve been injured, it’s hard to stop the mental “instant replays” of your disappointment, resentment, betrayal, or other upsetting incident from your mind. For example, resentment is the number one cause for why alcoholics drink. In most cases, bitterness damages or threatens an alcoholic’s self-esteem, finances, security, ambitions, or…Read More
Recording your trauma enables you to step back from your pain so you can be more objective. It can be like an out-of-body experience that makes it possible for you to view the situation more objectively—to see the facts as they are without being tainted by your reactions. Your writing…Read More
It’s important to clarify and recognize the cause(s) of your upset. Sometimes the hurtful comments and deeds of others are hard to deal with, especially if you receive several destructive “broadsides” in a row. Oftentimes, the anguish of an event is confusing, and it’s hard to really understand the reasons…Read More
If you are in a mental health crisis, it’s important to talk to someone as soon as possible. If you are able, call a friend or someone else to tell them you are struggling. The key is to talk with someone as soon as possible about what’s going on with…Read More
How I ache for you, dear friend. Very sorry it’s been such an awful time. Of course, in our worst moments, we (me and thee and tons of others)) revert to past horrific scenes and feel our life is pre-programmed for failure. When we are in this snit, we get…Read More
It happened 120 years ago. On September 7, 1892, James J. Corbett won the first heavyweight championship prize-fight in which the contestants used boxing gloves rather than their bare fists. Corbett won the match against John L. Sullivan with a knockout in the twenty-first round. That’s right, the 21st round!…Read More
How unfair, how cruel . . . of God to take me through this long, drawn-out ordeal. It’s been a tormenting endurance for months, years. I feel trapped in a lose-lose deal. I’ve read the Bible, over and over, for answers and guidance. I and others have prayed and prayed…Read More
Recently, two friends made some negative comments and did some seemingly benign things that triggered painful memories for me. Almost an exact repeat of an incident that happened in sixteen years ago. Same hurtful words, facial expression, and gestures. My reaction to this re-run of a similar happening more than…Read More