You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.
Expectant parents are bombarded with educational classes on how to nurture and care for their newborn, but who nurtures the couple during this transition? New parents are thrown into a scary, unknown place when they go from ‘couple without kids’ to ‘couple with kids.’ Or should I say, ‘couple with sleep’ to ‘couple without sleep.’ Not only are they sleep deprived, but they are trying to figure out feeding/nap schedules, in-laws, unsolicited advice, and the car seat! Overwhelming!
A few weeks removed from the men’s basketball championship game, I want to steer you again toward Duke University, not to the hardwood, but toward a leading academic who relates the correlation between religion and health. Yes, Duke has a Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health - its director is Dr. Harold Koenig.