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Request for Pay-It-Forward Scholarship

If you have completed the online course, Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0, you may request a “Pay-It-Forward Scholarship” that you may give to…

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Before It's Too Late

Years ago, one of my clients was in the hospital with only hours to live. He had no interest in seeing his stock portfolio one…

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RW for Families

Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0 is an interactive online course that both parents and children can use to develop relational skills that enable them to…

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Unplanned

Unplanned is one of the most powerful movies I’ve seen in years. It’s the true story of Abby Johnson, one of the youngest…

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Has Your Strength Become a Weakness?

To find your greatest weakness, first identify your greatest strength and then look right behind it. That’s one of the tragic results of sin…

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Are You Relational or Informational?

  Many pastors are much better at imparting information than they are at building relationships. They are comfortable in their studies. They love their books…

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Preventing a Breach

I learned the hard way how easy it is to breach a dam. When I was fourteen, my dad hired a contractor to enlarge a…

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No Excuses

I failed a friend. Badly. No, not just badly … very badly. It took me a while to face it. When I finally realized what…

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One Solution to Political Polarization

A week ago today, I had the privilege of teaching relational wisdom to our Montana State Legislators and their staffs. I was warmly welcomed by…

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7 Ways to Redeem an Offense

I recently received a complaint from a woman who I will call Ruth (not her real name) regarding a video clip I used in one…

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Five Ways to Defeat Loneliness at Christmas

Three weeks before Christmas, Wolfgang Dircks died while watching television. His body wasn’t discovered until five years later. None of the neighbors in his…

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"Chutes and Ladders" Evangelism

During a recent seminar in California, I was approached by a man named Ross who told me he is “successfully failing” in his business. Ross…

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10 Ways to Connect Deeply at Thanksgiving

Would you like to move beyond superficial conversation during your Thanksgiving gathering this year? Would you like to connect deeply with your family and friends…

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The Two Treasures

My mother-in-law lived with our family for twenty years. For six of those years, my mother also lived with us. Corlette and I…

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Redeeming Your Weaknesses

To find your greatest weakness, first identify your greatest strength and then look right behind it. That’s one of the tragic results of sin…

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Preparing Children for Life

When Corlette and I were raising and educating our children, we struggled far more with relational challenges than we did with academic content. Put four…

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Springing from Adversity to Worship

Adversity tends to pull us down. It hurts when others sin against us, take us for granted, fail to stand up for us, or break…

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Download the RW360 Smartphone App!

Would you like to have hundreds of articles, videos and downloadable ebooklets on relational wisdom, biblical peacemaking and Christian conciliation available on your smartphone? To…

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Reputation vs Character

Jeff’s reputation was being trashed by people in his own church. He was respected throughout the city for his outstanding Sunday school classes, which…

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Really Nice Pants

In today’s movie clip, Will Smith demonstrates the enormous benefit relational wisdom (RW) can have in the workplace. The clip comes from the movie…

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Getting Wind Under Your Wings

After weeks of nonstop travel, I was running out of energy. As a result I was unusually apathetic as I walked into the conference center…

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What Is Their Story?

Includes 90 “Getting-to-Know-Others” Questions! Many of us waste golden opportunities to deepen relationships during family, church and business conversations. How? We ask…

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The Power of Words

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…

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Hooked

Cindy and Alicia, both seventeen, walked out of the mall after a fun afternoon of shopping. Just as they reached Cindy’s car in the…

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Changing a Murderer into a Minister

Businge Peter Simon passed the long hours in his prison cell dreaming about how he would murder the man who sent him there. But before…

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The Compassionate Boxer

Cinderella Man is packed with examples of relational wisdom. Russell Crowe plays the part of a real life hero named James J. Braddock. Once a…

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A Severe Mercy

One of my dearest friends and coworkers passed away ten days ago. Gary Brook had been fighting a respiratory illness for nearly a decade but…

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A Lost Translation ... Almost

XYZ Translators (all names changed) was about to lose a ten-year investment in learning the language of a remote tribe in Africa. John and…

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Overcoming Artificial Maturity

Thousands of high school and college seniors are about to graduate and launch into the next season of their lives. Most of them are less…

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Are You Velcro or Teflon?

Kelly can be one of the best friends in the world. She’s thoughtful, caring, and always eager to encourage and serve others. The people…

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Emotionally Hijacked Official Loses Job

I inherited my love for practical jokes from my uncles. One of them was particularly adept at catching me off guard. Like the time he…

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Two Free eBooklets on Empathy

Every person on the face of the earth has a God-given capacity for empathy and compassion. Like every other ability, however, empathy does not…

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A Wave of Confessions Saves a Church

At last he had his chance. Clutching his prepared statement in his hand, Mark sat down in the front pew, ready to get even with…

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Lincoln's Relational Wisdom

The current political climate, at both state and national levels, has highlighted the close connection between politics, pride and emotion. In an outward sense, every…

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Reagan, Lincoln, RW and You

Study Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln and you’ll learn a great deal about how to relate to your spouse, children, co-workers and the…

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What Makes Powerful People Cry

I recently learned what makes some of the most powerful people in the world cry. Dr. Michael Lindsay, President of Gordon College, has interviewed 550…

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