RW Movie Blog

Giving a Kidney Models RW

By |December 7th, 2014|

Before I became a lawyer, I worked as an engineer on a team that designed hemodialysis machines. While talking with patients going through dialysis, I learned how hard it is to live without a kidney.

Therefore, when I heard about […]

Preparing for the End

By |September 8th, 2014|

Every relationship ends in pain.

Whether it’s with a pet, a friend, or a family member.

If the relationship was wonderful, we feel a great loss. If it was terrible, we’re filled with regret.

There is no way to eliminate this pain […]

Save 40% and then Smile

By |August 17th, 2014|

There are three things I’d like to do to put a smile on your face this week.

First, I’d like to offer you a 40% discount on our online seminar, Discovering Relational Wisdom.

The concepts presented in this seminar have been […]

Two Things You’re Not Designed For

By |August 10th, 2014|

There are two things you and I were never designed to experience: death and rejection.

That is why they both feel so foreign and hurt so much: they are utterly contrary to what we were made for.

When God created the […]

Three Examples of Empathy

By |June 28th, 2014|

(Note: this blog post has been combined with a previous post in this article, which I recommend you read instead.)

Would you like to deepen your capacity for empathy?

Then watch these three short video clips and ask God to help […]

Answers to the Quiz

By |June 1st, 2014|

Last week I posted an RW Quiz based on a short video clip about a woman in Thailand who was dying of cancer. I was impressed by the many insightful answers I received.

The only problem was that I had […]

Ready for an RW Quiz?

By |May 26th, 2014|

Today you can test your relational wisdom.

All you have to do is watch a three minute video clip and answer three questions.

You can keep your answers to yourself, or you can email them to me for a chance to […]

Four Ways to Defeat Hijacking

By |May 19th, 2014|

In last week’s blog, we considered a neurological/emotional process known as “hijacking.” This week we will look at four steps to defend yourself from this problem.

But first, let me illustrate the behavioral signs of hijacking with a short clip […]

Look Up

By |May 4th, 2014|

“I have four hundred and twenty-two friends, yet I’m lonely.”

So starts a video clip that’s been viewed six million times in just one week—and stirred up some intense disagreement along the way.

This clip has a lot to say about […]

Seven Facts About Emotions

By |April 27th, 2014|

This three minute video clip has been viewed by over four million people. Watch it and you’ll see why. (If video screen does not appear below, click here.)

This short clip captures something that is common to all people at […]

Relational Stupidity

By |April 13th, 2014|

I’ve seen a lot of foolish behavior during my thirty-two years as a professional conciliator.

Like the man who divorced his lovely Christian wife to marry a woman who had already been married and divorced six times. When I asked […]

I Am Home

By |February 23rd, 2014|

Do people feel relationally safe in your home? Your church? Your business?

Is it the place they long to come to when the problems of the world seem overwhelming? Is it a haven of understanding, acceptance, and security?

It can be.

By […]

Use Noah’s GPS

By |February 9th, 2014|

Noah beat Garmin to the punch. Abraham got the jump on TomTom. And Moses was way ahead of Magellan.

What on earth am I talking about?

Navigation systems. If it’s in your car or on your phone, you know it as […]

Saving Mr. Banks

By |January 5th, 2014|

Disney’s newest movie, Saving Mr. Banks, provides an excellent opportunity for discussing relational wisdom and sharing the gospel of Christ.

The movie is built around the contentious relationship between Walt Disney and Pamela L. Travers, the author of the beloved […]

Reconcilosec

By |November 24th, 2013|

Here is an easy, painless, and guaranteed way to deal with the relational challenges of the holidays (if video screen does not appear below, click here).

Actually, there is no such thing as an easy, painless, and guaranteed way to […]

RW … More Than Being Nice

By |September 22nd, 2013|

A few days ago, a friend asked me if relational wisdom isn’t simply “being nice.”

He’d recently read my “Serving a Barista” post, which gave him the impression that relational wisdom applies only to the easy, pleasant encounters of life.

“Nothing […]

Here’s Looking at You Kid

By |August 25th, 2013|

You’re in for a treat today. Humphrey Bogart is providing an unforgettable example of relational wisdom. His platform is Casablanca, a movie that has consistently ranked as one of the greatest films of all time.

The movie is set in […]

The Power of Words

By |August 11th, 2013|

Do you want to learn how to connect with people? Really connect?

To touch others heart-to-heart, life-to-life? To convince them you understand and care about them?

To move them toward actions that are right and good and pleasing to God?

Then learn […]

Awareness Test

By |July 28th, 2013|

This is an awareness test.

It takes only 50 seconds … but it could change your life (if video screen does not appear below, click here).

Debrief
If you missed the moon walking bear, you experienced a process known as “selective perception,” […]

The Nail

By |July 15th, 2013|

This is a test. Watch the following two minute video clip and decide which person you sympathize with the most.