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 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”

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”

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?”