Last week I had the privilege of reading how one of our newest Approved Presenters has been applying relational wisdom with dozens of people, including his indecisive wife, a challenging grandson, two tense business partners, and long-term clients who had […]
Would you like to improve the relational dynamics in your church, ministry or business? If so, I encourage you to host a Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar as soon as possible.
As reported by former students, the benefits of this training include […]
Sexual abuse in the church does not have to end in broken lives, agonizing lawsuits, and divided congregations. When people follow God’s ways and words, these terrible incidents can result in healing, justice, and healthier churches.
When victims of abuse first […]
After four weeks of nonstop travel last month, I was running out of energy.
As a result I was unusually apathetic as I walked into the conference center for one of my recent presentations. Not a good attitude for teaching relational […]
Thomas Edison never claimed to be a Christian, but he did a better job of demonstrating forgiveness than many believers do.
When Edison and his staff were developing the incandescent light bulb, it took twenty-four hours to manufacture a single bulb. […]
Corlette and I are in Jackson, Wyoming, today celebrating 30 years of marriage. We took this “selfie” at the end of a hike around Jenny Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Teton National Park … almost as beautiful […]
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 level.
My heart is glad every time I receive an email or phone call from my dear friend, Mart Green.
It’s partly because he’s always praising God for how he’s moving in Mart’s family, church, business, or the ministries he loves to […]
Paul is the pastor of a church and a professor at a seminary in Central Europe … yet he is struggling to forgive a former elder who turned on him three years ago (all names are changed).
Anna works with refugee […]
I’m sending this post from Wisla, Poland, where Chip Zimmer and I are teaching at the European Leadership Forum.
ELF has gathered 700 evangelical leaders from around Europe to provide them with a week of fellowship, encouragement, and training to inspire […]
I love it when ordinary Christians use simple biblical principles to solve relational problems that have stumped corporate presidents and highly trained professionals.
That’s exactly what a woman named Diane did when two coworkers were about to lose their jobs. Here […]
A friend may be writing a letter to me that I might not like. Although we’ve talked repeatedly, there are tensions between us that are still not resolved.
Yesterday another acquaintance said my friend is composing a letter to me. He […]
Rich, a dear friend of mine, had a horrible conflict with his neighbor, Cynthia. A property line dispute that began with debates in the back yard had evolved into heated arguments. Eventually Cynthia filed a lawsuit.
As a trained peacemaker, Rich […]
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 you, […]
Relational turmoil is undermining the witness of Christians all around the world.
Family strife and divorce, church splits, workplace conflict, lawsuits between Christians, and clashes with neighbors of other faiths weaken our credibility and slow the advance of Christ’s kingdom.
You can […]
Highly relational people love to breathe grace.
They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they breathe his love, kindness and wisdom into all of their relationships.
This is what the Apostle Paul had in mind in […]
I’m pleased to announce the formation of a new ministry partnership with Crossroads Resolution Group LLC. This relationship expands our ability to provide churches, ministries, and businesses with professional, biblically-grounded conflict resolution services.
CRG is led by two gifted conciliators with […]
A young couple headed for divorce because of adultery came into my office one day. They picked the perfect week … the week before Easter.
To learn why this week has always been my favorite time to start divorce mediations … […]
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 of […]