Enriching Relationships

Everything of importance is somehow linked to a relationship. Everything is personal because God is personal. Articles to encourage, challenge, and help you strengthen the important relationships in your life.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” — Hebrews 10:24

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Relationship Repair—Don’t Be A Stinky Christian

Relationship problems are much like rancid eggs. Don’t be a stinky Christian. Relationship issues abound because communication is tricky, goodwill isn’t always, and feelings have extremely sensitive toes that don’t like being stepped on. 𝔼𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕚𝕗 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤 𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕥. Sometimes an apology isn’t enough and we need to clean up the mess. Have you ever broken an old egg?

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5 Tips for Conflict Resolution In Your Relationships

No matter how much you like another person, at some point, conflict is likely to happen. While most conflicts are trivial (like trying to decide where to go for lunch), when left untended, any conflict can fester and grow. That’s why it’s important to resolve relationship conflicts before they have a chance to take on a life of their own.

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Don’t Be Guilty Of Judging A Person By Their Past

Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they may become. Brennan Manning Tweet When did you last think, “What an amateur, who would pay him?” or “Someone needs to take her aside and tell her that she’s never gonna make it.” or “What a _________ person.” (insert lazy,

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6 Reasons Not to Burn Your Bridges

Is there something you’re about to give up for good — or maybe disappear from or pause for awhile? Real stewardship today means you’re constantly rearranging schedules and assessing all the people, things, and commitments that devour your resources. There’s a seismic difference between scorched earth and retrenchment, between annihilation and scaling back. Maybe you never want to see old

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Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been stuck on a sailboat without

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Achieve Your Dream Part 3 — The Temptation of Comparison

Comparison is a temptation. Falling for it can sabotage your confidence and sideline your dreams faster than boiling water melts a sugar cube. Perfect objectivity isn’t possible when you self-evaluate because you can’t see the big picture when you’re standing in the middle of it. “The tip of the neighbour’s iceberg often looks very nice.”― Roy A. Ngansop, Engineer and Author

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Christmas to Calvary — A Circle of Joy and Sorrow, Peace and Purpose

The year 2020 transformed what we expected into something else and no one knows for certain what the New Year will bring. Yet Christmas never changes because the events of Christmas and Calvary, while historically past, form a circle of promise both made and kept. The circle of joy to sorrow to joy is the journey from Crib to Cross

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Dealing Effectively With Pushy, Squeaky Wheels

Diva, our three-year-old miniature dachshund, is the one squeaky wheel in our house. She can be pushy, demanding, and vocal. The shrill noises emanating from our cuddly little cutie translate to, “Throw my ball!” or “Pay attention to me!” We’re dealing with her shriekish squeaks because I screwed up. I’m good with managing pushy horses and people, but I became

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