Author Archives: James Gorton

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.

Relational Wisdom: Part V


I grew up in a very small town in eastern Colorado.  Seibert was a town of 200 including the cats and dogs.  The prime industry was dry-land farming and ranching.  The prime produce was winter wheat that was planted in … Continue reading

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The Windy City


I think one of the most beautiful pictures an individual can capture is the man-made structures of a city at night with all the lights flickering in the distance. Over the course of the last 4-5 days that I have … Continue reading

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Relational Wisdom: Part IV


Trust  wanes over time.  Let me say that again.  Trust wanes over time.  Here’s a great example, as a baby you have total trust in your parental figures to feed you, change your diaper, put you to sleep, etc.  You … Continue reading

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Relational Wisdom: Part III


It seems like we are in a constant process of learning.  Seventy percent of what we will ever know is learned between the ages of 0-3 (at least thats what the experts say).  We learn to eat and talk and … Continue reading

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Relational Wisdom: Part II


Have you experienced a person who has hurt you deeply with their sarcasm or a put down? Has their look or their behavior given you the message you were not accepted by what you had said or done? It may … Continue reading

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Relational Wisdom: Part I


I have read Proverbs over 48 times in my life.  You’re probably asking why the figure 48? I do have an answer to that.  I was challenged in 1970 as a college student when I was going to a rural … Continue reading

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A Heart of Reflection


At 2:30 this morning the alarm went off and a groggy body slowly meandered toward the shower to try to wake up.  Today was the day that I had an appointment to see my oldest daughter in Chicago where she … Continue reading

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