(Over the past three weeks I have had several phone conversations with Andrew. I have not posted them because of their very personal nature and because of the very explicit things we talked about. But there were a couple of talks we had this week that I do want to post, and I have done […]Read more "A Talk With Andrew – 09/16/16"
(This is my latest talk with my friend Andrew. What can I say? It tore my heart out, but it’s where he’s at right now.) Andrew: Hello? Me: Hi, Andrew. It’s Dennis. Andrew: You don’t want to talk to me. Me: I want to talk to you about those two recent posts on Facebook. Andrew: […]Read more "A Talk With Andrew – 08/05/16"
(My friend Andrew is going through a very difficult time. This is a summary of our conversation today.) Andrew: Hi, Dennis. I wanted to call and let you know how I’m doing. Me: I’m glad you did. I haven’t been able to get you off my mind since our last talk. So what’s going on? […]Read more "A Talk With Andrew – 06/30/16"
(My friend Andrew is going through a very difficult time. This is a summary of our recent conversation.) Me: Hi, Andrew. Good to hear from you. How’s everything? Andrew: Depressing. Me: I’m really sorry to hear that. What’s going on? Andrew: Nothing good. My spiritual life is cold and distant. My marriage is about […]Read more "A Talk With Andrew – 06/17/16"
(My friend Andrew is in a fierce spiritual battle. We had this talk very recently.) Me: I got your text that you wanted me to call you. So here I am. Andrew: Thanks for calling. I just wanted to let you know that I’m in some crisis counselling with my pastor. One thing he wants […]Read more "A Talk With Andrew"