As we gather together this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, we begin the Holiday season that provides significant time with family and friends. For many, however, the extra time with people is not a time of celebration, but of significant stress because of unresolved conflict -- maybe even many years of it. The easy thing, the … Continue reading Resolving Conflict
It has been said that “church fights are the worst fights,” perhaps because they break out among people who profess to believe in unity and love. You name it, Christians fight over it. Sometimes the disagreements are over trivial matters, but often they are serious conflicts from different viewpoints. Many Christians have been so hurt … Continue reading church fights
Sometimes truth is harder to find than love. There is often an inherent lack of complete honesty even in the closest of relationships. Billy Joel sang about it, If you search for tenderness It isn't hard to find You can have the love you need to live But if you look for truthfulness You might … Continue reading Honesty
Inigo Montoya from "The Princess Bride" "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." For over 20 years, Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride, 1987) was in the revenge business. His father was a great sword-maker who worked for the king. When a six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, … Continue reading Forgiving Others
"Do you want me to fix it or do you want me to just listen?" After being married 22 years this Saturday, I've discovered that the wise husband should ask that question. Often. If you've been married for any amount of time, you'll understand this video. It's NOT about the nail...except for when it is.