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We Need Your Help with Three Major Projects

By |December 14th, 2014|

Do you know what excites Corlette and me most about relational wisdom? Its potential for leading others to Christ.

Jesus taught that when our relationships reflect authentic love and unity, the world can see that He is real and that […]

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 […]

What You Can Do About Ferguson

By |December 1st, 2014|

A tender-hearted, 12-year-old boy has shown that God can use the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, to move people to a deeper level of understanding, compassion, and connection.

The boy, Devonte Hart, was holding a sign offering “Free Hugs” during […]

31 Ways to Enjoy Highly Relational Holidays

By |November 24th, 2014|

For most people, the holidays are like the French Revolution: they are either the best of times or the worst of times, a time of relational wisdom or a time of relational foolishness (to paraphrase Charles Dickens).

To help you […]

Getting Upstream of Conflict

By |November 16th, 2014|

When people learn about RW360, they often ask, “What’s the difference between relational wisdom and peacemaking, and why, after devoting thirty years to biblical conflict resolution, have you shifted your focus to this new concept?”

One of the best ways […]

Blending Hard Skills and Soft Skills at BSF

By |November 11th, 2014|

Last week Corlette and I had the privilege of spending three days teaching relational wisdom to some of the most committed and effective Bible teachers in the world.

Bible Study Fellowship’s global network of classes reaches over 300,000 people every […]

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

By |November 3rd, 2014|

“You warned me. You warned me. And I didn’t listen. Now it’s too late. She’s dead and I’ll never be able to say I’m sorry.”

The woman was sobbing so hard on the other end of the telephone line that […]

The Three P’s of Satisfaction

By |October 26th, 2014|

It’s not often that an attorney loses a lawsuit, along with her two million dollar contingency fee, and yet walks away satisfied.

I’ve seen similar satisfaction with employees who didn’t get a promotion. With church members who disagreed with their […]

1,000 Acts of Kindness

By |October 19th, 2014|

Would you like to change the world around you? Then make it a habit to do three acts of kindness every day.

Do it consistently for a year, and you’ll bless those around you with 1,000 acts of kindness.

Since kindness […]

Befuddled Lawyers and Sensible Christians

By |October 11th, 2014|

It’s not often that a prime time television show with nine million viewers makes Christians look sensible by contrasting them with befuddled lawyers, but that’s exactly what last week’s episode of The Good Wife did.

Even though I had […]

Leadership Transitions: The Good, the Bad and the Clumsy

By |October 4th, 2014|

I’ve seen a lot of leadership transitions over the past thirty years.

Like the characters in an old Clint Eastwood western, they generally fell into one of three categories: The Good, the Bad, and the Clumsy (which often turned ugly).
Bad […]

A Two Week Sprint

By |September 28th, 2014|

I love to run. Primarily because it takes me away from electronic distractions and gives me time alone with God.

Running also triggers the release of endorphins in my body. They often combine with the joy of worship to produce […]

A Common Lust

By |September 21st, 2014|

I share a lust with St. Augustine. Although he was a pillar of the church, he regularly prayed,
“O Lord, deliver me from this lust of always vindicating myself.”
We inherited this lust from our original parents, who invented the art […]

Don’t Slap Mom

By |September 14th, 2014|

Many adult children are slapping their elderly parents these days. Not with their hands; with their words.

When mom asks a question the first time, they may respond graciously.

But when she asks the same question again and again, they often […]

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 […]

Relationships Thrive on EGGs

By |September 1st, 2014|

One of the best ways to improve your relationships is to develop the habit of drawing attention to EGGs.

Not the ones you cook, but the innumerable Evidences of God’s Grace that he lavishes on you and those around you […]

A Sickness Not Unto Death

By |August 23rd, 2014|

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with cancer in June and had my thyroid surgically removed. Two weeks ago I swallowed a tablet of radioactive iodine to kill any remaining thyroid cells.

Late last week I had a […]

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 […]

Always Bring the Gospel

By |August 3rd, 2014|

I’m ashamed to admit that I find it easier to bring the law to other people than I do the gospel.

By “law” I mean all the “thou shalt” passages. You know, the ones we use to tell other people […]