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.

Having a Deja Vu Moment


I was talking with Deborah, my oldest daughter today and we were chatting about Chicago weather which was 95 degrees with 95% humidity yesterday and a balmy 78 today. She walks to work each day which is about a 3+ … Continue reading

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Proverb: Dealing With Angry People


I had a family who once came in for intensive counseling. They were from the southeast and needed family counseling. One of the prime issues the family was dealing with was the anger the father manifested to the rest of … Continue reading

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Proverbs: Giving Advice


A couple came into my office for counseling a few years back. They were having problems and wanted advice or I assumed they did. They told me their issues. They gave me some background on their history in their marriage. … Continue reading

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Proverb: The Way to Life


There are times in my life when I have broken rules, but for the most part I try to follow the rules, especially when it comes to the Lord’s rules. I learned this from my mother. Nadine and I took … Continue reading

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PROVERB: Marriage Enrichment


All of us at one have been single and free from the burdens of responsibility. During that freedom many of us come in contact with the opposite sex and fall in love. It’s during this process that we want to … Continue reading

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July 4: Independence Day


Today is a day to celebrate Independence from England. There were a band of Americans that had had enough of the taxes and control that England put on the early settlers, so they rebelled. They sought their independence. On July … Continue reading

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Proverb: Making Commitments


I have a friend who wanted to get out of his job that took him weeks at a time away from his family. He decided to try his hand at owning a bar/restaurant with a friend of his. He put … Continue reading

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