Author: Trent Murray

Harry Potter and My Daughter

May 7, 2015
A few weeks ago my 8-year old daughter asked me a very profound question: “Daddy, do bad people know they are doing bad or do they actually think they are...

Fifty Shades of Confusion

February 24, 2015
So, there are these three books that were published two years ago and now the first movie in a series called Fifty Shades of Grey. You may have heard about...

The Problem with Social Media

October 21, 2014
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That may be true, but a tweet is worth…well, exactly 144 characters. You can use less, but no more....

Why I Believe in Fairytales

June 17, 2014
She was sitting across from me, pondering the words that I had just spoken. I could tell by the look on her face she struggled with my assertion but was...

A Lesson (for Myself) in Marriage Counseling

May 6, 2014
A lot has been going on in my life—both good and bad. My client load has increased and counseling three years in a row gives me more joy than I...

More on Disney: Frozen Shows us that People Do Really Change

March 26, 2014
In my last blog post I wrote about Disney’s ability to put human dynamics on screen like few other entertainment companies can. And though they don’t get everything right, like...

I’m Amazing! I’m Pathetic (Broken)!

November 18, 2013
I’m a counselor, a therapist, a healer, someone who knows about brokenness and what it means to be healed. I’ve had a messy life and I’ve suffered abuse, loss, disappointment,...

The Upside of Shame (Part II)

October 10, 2013
Since writing my last blog post about shame, I’ve had a lot of interaction with different people and spent more time thinking about this topic. I realized my last post...

We’re Only Human After All

August 20, 2013
I was talking with a friend last week who told me a story about a colleague of his who often gets caught going in late to work or not showing...

How Fear Causes Us to Sin

June 24, 2013
So far my blog posts have been neutral on issues of faith.  I do this intentionally so as not to alienate those who are looking for good counseling advice but...
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