“Stay Alive.” – A Believer’s Open Letter to the LGBT Community

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) Reading devastating reports of LGBT teens and adults who die, or attempt to die, by suicide because of a struggle to reconcile religion with sexuality, I need to speak up. I can only speak for myself, but if my voice contributes to a chorus that helps keeps even one of you alive and gives you hope, it's worth saying something. I speak to struggling LGBT ...[Read More]


When 40,000 Christians Gave a Muslim a Standing Ovation

By Jonathan Decker, Clinical Director, LMFT Lately it feels like America is being torn asunder. Between hate crimes against the LGBT community, divisive politics, cops shooting civilians, civilians shooting cops, and mass media stirring the pot, as a nation we seem in short supply of unity, understanding, and shared respect. But my wife and I witnessed a moment of love and gratitude that will rema ...[Read More]

of gods and men family review

OF GODS AND MEN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) A stunning examination of the courage it takes to dedicate oneself to Christ and to the needs of others, Of Gods and Men feels a lot like real life. The naturalistic acting and film-making style make this 2011 movie play as if it were shot on location in 1996 when the actual events occurred. The stellar ensemble cast, led by Lambert Wilson (The Ma ...[Read More]