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Why Your Therapist is Failing You + Today’s Digest

Our daily rundown of the articles from around the web that we feel our readers would enjoy and appreciate. We hope to highlight the best of what’s around.

Public Square Bulletin recommends:

Therapy Beyond Good and Evil

James Mumford — The New Atlantis

As modern therapy has come to rely almost exclusively on Rogerian humanism, it has lost the ability to help its patients recognize an objective reality that exists outside themselves.

Explainer: Religious liberty in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st centuries

Jordan Wootten — Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

A brief history of Ukraine, its approach to religious freedom, and the impact it is having amid the current conflict.

A better abortion debate is possible. Here’s where we can start.

Leah Libresco — America

Leah Libresco offers a stunning account of bringing friends together to discuss abortion in her home and a path towards a more productive conversation. A must-read for those hoping to have difficult conversations better.

Groundbreaking dates set for new Ephraim Utah Temple and Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

Scott Taylor — Church News

Groundbreaking for the Ephraim Utah Temple will occur on August 27, 2022, and be presided over by Elder Walter Gonzales. Groundbreaking for the Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo temple will occur on August 20, 2022, and be presided over by  Matthew Carpenter.

The Certainty Trap

Ilana Redstone — Tablet

The solution to our broken political conversation won’t be found in censoring ‘misinformation’ but in recognizing the profound limits of our own beliefs.

Washington Post Finds Thriving Anti-Abortion Church and Moribund Mainline

Jeffrey Walton — Juicy Ecumenism

Recent reporting in The Washington Post about religious responses to the leaked Dobbs opinion paints a vivid picture that can only be found between the lines. Jeffrey Walton highlights the way pro-life churches are vibrant places for educating mothers and finding adoptions.

About the author

C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
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