Do you sometimes find it difficult to understand your emotions … much less those of your teenager, spouse, coworkers or friends? Well, Disney and Pixar have just given you a vehicle to explore this issue at a whole new […]
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you’re tired of doing the same “card and gift” routine, allow me to suggest something that your mother will remember the rest of her life.
Since she devoted much of her life to serving […]
When was the last time you did something that was so amazingly kind that others will remember your actions the rest of their lives?
If it’s been awhile, I encourage you to take two minutes to watch a video clip […]
If you’d like to see some vivid examples of relational wisdom, be sure to see Disney’s latest release, McFarland, U.S.A.
The movie is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a predominantly Mexican-American high school […]
Fear usually triggers one of three reactions: control, anger or withdrawal (the latter two actually being forms of the first).
This is a key insight for improving both your self-awareness and your other-awareness: whenever you encounter control, anger, or withdrawal, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]