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 19 weeks 4 days 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 27 weeks 15 hours 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 40 weeks 6 days 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 4 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...
Posted by Tara C. Samples 1 year 17 weeks ago
Editor’s Note: As we continue reporting on the important topic of sexual abuse and violence, Sojourners has opened up the Sexual Violence and the Church blog series for submissions. This...