The Relationship Journey: A Map for a Bumpy Road

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. Most people would tend to agree that to have a productive, satisfying and sustaining relationship requires tremendous intention and commitment.  Relationships command a lot of maintenance in order to get through the trying times and go the distance.  It is estimated that the average length of new relationships is somewhere

When Depression Turns Deadly: The Mask Men Wear – Part 1

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   Introduction In  this  first  part  of  my  three­part  series  on  depression  titled,  ​When  Depression  Turns Deadly:  The  Mask  Men  Wear​ ,  I  focus  more  specifically  on  the  hidden  depression  in men  and how  to  recognize it before  it  ravages  your  life.  The tragic loss  of a loved one by suicide is  often the  end result of a life long battle with unremitting depression.  Learn how  to  recognize  the  signs 

Tribute to a Spiritual Warrior

Dr. Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   In my article titled: Who Are the Real Heroes Today? I opened the piece with a statement about two sports figures that have fallen from Grace. In contrast, I want to offer herewith a brief tribute to a man

Who Are the Real Heroes Today?

Closing the Father Gap for Our Boys By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   We watched from the sidelines as Lance Armstrong has fallen on his sword and has finally decided to tell the truth about his use of performance enhancing drugs. You decide if he’s told all of the truth. We’ve watched recently in horror

A Circle Of Men

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. Why Men’s Groups? It appears that men today are just as cut off and stuck as their predecessors. Our culture is faster and more demanding than ever before. Men find themselves caught in the rat race, struggling to keep up, and challenged to balance their lives against the demands of

Anatomy of a Control Freak*

Is he power-mad, or simply a good leader? by Sylvia Cary Reprinted with permission from Joe Weider’s Men’s Fitness May 1993 Are you now, or have you ever been, a control freak? Ever worked for one? Lived with one? Thirty years ago, the term hadn’t even been coined. Today men are routinely accused of trying