Holding Hands

By Joe LaGuardia In our professionalized American culture, we do not often hold hands.  Holding hands is reserved for couples in love or, in a brief welcome of mutual greeting, in the shaking of hands of a colleague.  Sometimes you don’t even get that — the “fist bump” is quickly becoming the in thing asContinue reading “Holding Hands”

Abstinence as a Rite of Passage

By Joe LaGuardia There is something to be said about the importance of rites of passage in a person’s growth and development.   A rite of passage is the act of crossing a threshold–traditionally going from adolescence to adulthood–by way of ritual, self-sacrifice, crisis, or sacrament. As such, most rites of passage require some senseContinue reading “Abstinence as a Rite of Passage”