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Hidden Figures

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , |

Hidden Figures is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. This recent release portrays the remarkable character and accomplishments of three brilliant African-American women who played key roles in one of the greatest engineering operations in history: the [...]

A Biker with Amazing Relational Skills

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Mom’s Night Out (not to be confused with Bad Moms) provides some superb examples of relational wisdom … especially by a big, tattooed biker. The movie involves three mothers who decide they need a night away from their kids. In [...]

Asking Parents to Give Up Their Keys

By | February 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , |

One of the hardest things I’ve ever done was to ask my mother and my mother-in-law to give up their car keys. Doing it with each of them on the same day (since they both lived with us) was especially [...]

Magnificent Compassion at McDonalds

By | September 27th, 2015|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , |

Last week a young McDonald's fast-food worker named Kenny provided a magnificent example of compassion. His selfless act was described by Destiny Carreno, whose report has been viewed over 2.3 million times on Facebook and other social media. Here is [...]

Five Ways to Bless Your Mother Next Sunday

By | May 3rd, 2015|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

RW in McFarland, U.S.A.

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Three Faces of Fear

By | February 8th, 2015|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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, [...]

Giving a Kidney Models RW

By | December 7th, 2014|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Answers to the Quiz

By | June 1st, 2014|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Four Ways to Defeat Hijacking

By | May 19th, 2014|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Saving Mr. Banks

By | January 5th, 2014|Categories: RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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