The Common Good

Tara C. Samples

Tara C. Samples, Ph.D. is a grateful disciple of Jesus. She has worked as a Professional Counselor, is a College Professor and is currently completing her postdoctoral residency in Clinical Psychology. She is a wife, a mother of two creative young girls and an advocate for women and girls against violence, oppression and sexual exploitation in the church and in the world.

Blog Posts by Tara C. Samples

Posted by Tara C. Samples 2 weeks 2 days ago
The real war on terror is not a war on Western values or American values. It is evil perpetuating crimes of power and control, and its costs are measured in real in human lives. Those lives are...
Posted by Tara C. Samples 38 weeks 20 hours ago
As a mental health professional and a mom, I have come to appreciate the incredible importance of family relationships on the development and maturation of children. I’ve also realized that the...
Posted by Tara C. Samples 45 weeks 4 days ago
There is a lot of conversation happening in the blogosphere around the movement by Sheryl Sandberg and friends to “Ban Bossy” Many women in leadership in faith circles can resonate with the sentiment...
Posted by Tara C. Samples 1 year 7 weeks ago
A few weeks ago a well-meaning adult asked my youngest child, “What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?” She said, “Oh, I don’t believe in Santa.” I observed an uncomfortable silence, a...
Posted by Tara C. Samples 1 year 22 weeks ago
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons [and daughters] of God.” Matthew 5:9The news cycle, the blogosphere, and social justice advocates often focus upon crisis, tragedy, and...