One America Voices Interview: Alasdair Groves

The One America Movement is excited to launch a new initiative called One America Voices. Once a week, we will publish short interviews with Americans from all walks of life. By hearing each other’s stories, we can begin to reduce the divisiveness and polarization in our society. Enjoy – share with your networks and on social media using the hashtag: #1AmericaVoices

Alasdair Groves

Glenside, PA

Executive Director: CCEF New England

Director: School Bible Counseling

1. What do you love most about counseling? 

A: What I love most about counseling is when the light goes on for someone. This means they come to either understand God’s love for them in a new way or begin to realize that they can actually trust and live out of what they’ve known forever. Then they start walking differently because the light is on (even if they still bump their shins a lot at first while their eyes are adjusting).

2. Tell us the funniest thing your kids did recently:

A: The funniest thing my kids did recently was when my five year old daughter and I were talking about her upcoming venture into kindergarten. I said “I can’t believe that someday soon you are going to be in kindergarten.” She immediately replied “And I can’t believe someday you are going to be even older than you are now!”

3. What is your biggest concern about our country? 

A: My biggest concern for our country (and I’m not saying this just because I’m writing this for OneAmerica) is our inability to find common ground, combined with the increasing polarization and demonization in our political/public discourse. This will lead to a deadlock in our conversations at best, a complete breakdown of our way of life at its worst. Right now, the enemy I am most afraid of is our own inability to get past increasingly ugly and simplistic sound bite responses to the hard issues of our day. This serves to stoke our “righteous” imagination rather than solve problems, listen to other opinions and find effective compromises.

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