Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Dr. Hope is a psychologist and sex therapist who treats a variety of mental health issues. As a sexuality expert, she provides tailored comprehensive assessments and tailored plans for individuals and couples which address a broad spectrum of issues related to sexuality including sexual orientation, sexual dysfunction, sexual and physical trauma, and marriage difficulties. This ensures that each client is provided a comfortable and safe environment to explore and discuss the full range of psychological and physiological contributors to their concerns. Couples retreats are available for for those who wish to have more extensive sessions with Dr. Hope.
Dr. Hope was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Prior to attending Columbia, Dr. Hope attended New York University where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and a Masters Degree in Human Sexuality. In 2000, she opened her practice in New York City specializing in sexuality and relationship issues. In 2008, Dr. Hope moved to Atlanta and is on faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine where she is dually appointed as Assistant Professor in the Departments of OBGYN and Psychiatry.