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I’m So Sensitive: Why “I’m Sorry” Is Essential

I’m So Sensitive: Why “I’m Sorry” Is Essential

Most of us are initially defensive when we learn we have hurt someone. But I have begun to gauge the health of a friendship by how fast we are able to push past the situation, and own our stuff, in the context of conflict. As my girlfriends and I get healthier and come to trust

We Get To Pray

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

Two Communication Rules That Can Save Your Marriage

  All the important communication tools can be reduced to six basic skills. If you learn them and use them, you will be able to give more love to your spouse, and your marriage will become super-charged with positive energy. They are: 1. Make “I” statements, not “you” statements. 2. Practice reflective listening. 3. Understand

Why Communication Is NOT the Key to Your Marriage

Someone who only speaks German cannot communicate with someone who only speaks Spanish. Each needs to learn the other’s vocabulary. Communication can only happen when there is mutual understanding. Communication is not the key to marriage.   Mutual understanding is the key to a successful marriage. Based on Ephesians 5:33, wives speak the language of love and husbands

Put Faith to Work in Your Family

“My son has more opportunities to serve through Boy Scouts than he does at our church.” “My daughter has learned more about building relationships with homeless people through her school’s required community service than she has through our high school ministry.” I have heard these statements repeatedly from parents across the nation. Whether it’s through

Faith Girlz

Secret Power Girls

The book of Ruth is a book of hope. It proves that God wants to make beautiful things happen through devastating circumstances. Only God can take a life full of doubts, questions, and hopelessness and transform it into a life full of promise, love, and purpose. That’s what God did for Ruth. And that’s exactly

James 3:6

Communication: Tame Your Tongue and Listen

As a young man, I always thought silence was the preferred pathway to the heart of God. The church I attended put a comment in the weekly bulletin that went something like this: “Please maintain an attitude of reverence as we prepare our hearts for worship.” And, indeed, there are deep roots in Christian tradition testifying to the spiritual value

Finding Good Illustrations

Finding Good Illustrations: Secrets of Dynamic Communication

A good illustration has the power to lift an abstract idea to a position of interest and practical application. It can snap a wandering mind back to attention, convince a doubting mind of truth, and clarify a difficult concept. You can enhance the dynamics of your communication by adopting the practices presented in this chapter

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