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.

Addictions Come in all Shapes and Sizes


When we think of addictions, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, etc. come to mind. On television in the last two weeks, the themes of several TV drama series have focused on the opioid epidemic that was started by doctors prescribing … Continue reading

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Visible versus Invisible


Our society is caught up in what can be seen. Fashion is a billion plus dollar a year industry because it knows that what people wear is noticed day in and day out. We spend countless hours in our closet … Continue reading

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Love to Hate


How does relationship that starts out loving one another end up hating one another? How do soul mate connections that are in love end up with a hatred for one another? What happens to a friendship that has so many … Continue reading

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Hannah, the Childless One


As I was reading about Hannah in I Samuel, it took me back to the early days of being married to my late wife. We had been married a few years and began to try to get pregnant. I never … Continue reading

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The Twirling of the Little Finger Begins


Have you ever eaten something that was so good that you became addicted to it. You had to have that piece of candy and nothing would stop you from purchasing that piece of candy and gobbling it down. It may … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl


Two days ago we were blessed to welcome our fourth grandchild into this world. The first three were grandsons, but God blessed us with our first granddaughter, Ava Blake Gorton As you can see, Ava has the same dark hair … Continue reading

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My Hair Stylist, the Hunter


Over the years, I have had many hair stylists who have cut my hair every 5-8 weeks. It’s interesting to hear the interactions that happen in the chair. Stories of children and their mishaps. Vacations that were taken. Stories of … Continue reading

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North versus South


When you think of the title North versus South what comes to mind? If you are a history buff, I’m sure your mind moves to the Civil War of the United States where the North was in a battle with … Continue reading

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Something Wierd


This last weekend Nadine and I had to fly to Sulphur Springs, Texas to officiate a wedding of a close friend of mine. We flew into Dallas Love Field and rented a car to drive the 1 1/2 hour trip … Continue reading

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The Three Musketeers


A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine at church asked me if I would be willing to become a greeter as people come into the church. I said yes and didn’t realize that they had to do a … Continue reading

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