Dealing with Difficult People

Conflict with others happens, even when we try our best to get along with everyone. Hopefully, you’ve learned how to bring most of your differences to a peaceful end. Even so, there will always be individuals who seem more challenging to get along with. So, how should we approach these people and situations?   Three […]

Can You Hear What I Say?

It’s disconcerting to me how I can take my surroundings and the people I know for granted. It’s not necessarily that I’m self-centered, although sometimes I am. It’s that I have, like everyone else, a tendency to habituate to the people and things I know well. As a result, we become less sensitive to them. […]

Do You Really Care?

As a teenager, I was terribly shy and had a hard time conversing with people. That began to change after a conversion experience. As God healed me, I started to reach out to others. Over the years, I have found that those who show a genuine interest in others are a minority, and perhaps, even […]

Two-By-Two

Some years ago, my wife and I were having trouble communicating with one of our high-school-age daughters. To help resolve the situation, we came up with an approach that worked well for us. I call it Two-by-Two, and in today’s blog, I’ll explain the method and when and how you might use it.   What […]