Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself

In reflecting on recent changes in Egypt and the Arab world, Dr. Awsam suggests that we only truly feel a sense of belonging in our communities when we have the power to change and impact them.

He states, “Knowing precisely when change starts is not as important making sure that it does...

Homosexuals make up 5-10% of the global population, yet our ignorance of them is much greater.

Dr. Awsam discusses the origins and development of homosexual desire and how it is possible to change. He treats homosexuality not as an issue of sexuality, but as a social, psychological and...

Relationships are the source of our sweetest, most poignant moments…and also of our deepest pain. They are the most difficult task we will undertake and yet we cannot thrive without them. Many of us find ourselves ‘relationally-challenged’—without the skills to make relationships work.

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If you were asked to write a letter introducing yourself, what would you say? Would you focus on your weaknesses and failings or would you want to make everything appear bright and shiny? Come explore how your self image affects your choices, your ability to succeed and your capacity to find...

The word “love” rolls so casually off of our lips that we may never stop to consider its full meaning. In his book Dr. Awsam discusses four manifestations of love: family love, friendship, romance and unconditional love—all of them essential for our functioning.

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Sex is a beautiful gift, which can be degraded or twisted into the destructive energy of lust. As such it must be approached with care, but without fear or scorn in order to fully appreciation for its beauty.

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Addiction--depending on a substance or behavior or relationship in an unhealthy way so that can’t live without it. When this happens we lose control and can no longer manage our lives. A person can be addicted to alcohol, drugs or food; to shopping, gambling, computer games. Others become...

Dr. Awsam’s insightful exploration of anger teaches us to convert it into a positive force for good instead of letting it rage as a wildfire that can destroy our lives.

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Do we live to eat or eat to live? Food, just like sex, goes beyond a mere physical act, but impacts us emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Dr. Awsam explores the complexity of this subject, revealing our hunger to be loved and the intensity of our desires to be in control.

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Contrary to what some might believe, God does not love pain. He created us for joy and fulfillment and gave us the innate desire for happiness and harmony. However, in a world where sickness attacks our bodies, pain is the signal of problems that need to be dealt with.

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