Resolving Conflict

Some of the most dangerous physical structures on Earth can appear fairly innocuous because we only see a small portion of them. Ninety percent of an iceberg lies beneath the surface of the water. Inactive volcanic cones can overlie dikes of magma connected to yet deeper chambers fed from the Earth’s mantle hundreds of milesContinue reading “Resolving Conflict”

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

It was Sunday morning, and my wife and I were listening to a couple talk about how to tune up your marriage. At one point, they asked the audience to share what they thought was the most crucial ingredient for keeping a marriage healthy. Good communication, mutual respect, shared commitment, and praying together were allContinue reading “The Secret to a Happy Marriage”

Building on Trust

A climactic moment in the first of Peter Jackson’s cinematic versions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, comes when Boromir tries to take The Ring of Power from Frodo. In his home country, Gondor, men recognized Boromir as a courageous man and someone in whom they could place complete trust. Even afterContinue reading “Building on Trust”

When Is 1 + 1 > 2?

The other evening my wife had been working in the kitchen preparing food for a trip. As I began to put things away and wash the dishes, she expressed her appreciation: “Thanks for cleaning up my mess,” to which I replied, “It’s not just your mess, it’s our mess.”   One View A relationship isContinue reading “When Is 1 + 1 > 2?”