The Hardest Thing in the World

An elderly man could no longer live in his home after it was ransacked and vandalized by thieves. Forced to live out of his truck, he swore he would never forgive the people who did this to him. Twenty years after the murder of her twenty-five-year-old daughter, a woman continues to grieve and hold contemptContinue reading “The Hardest Thing in the World”

The Gift of Honor

Thirty years ago, as a father of three young children, I looked for anything I could find that would help me become a better parent. I came across a book written by Gary Smalley and John Trent, The Gift of Honor. It made the following assertion: Whether we realize it or not, the value weContinue reading “The Gift of Honor”

The Ideal Friend

What makes a valued friend? I looked to see what other bloggers had to say on the subject. Here are some of the most popular answers. Honest Trustworthy Willing to forgive and not hold grudges Non-judgmental Generous Will listen and tries to understand you There when you need them Respects you and others Accepts youContinue reading “The Ideal Friend”

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.   WhatContinue reading “Two-By-Two”