God understands our human tendency of self-centeredness. He knows that the inclination of our heart is often to think of our self first and to take care of our self-first. That’s why He says to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He also says to “prefer one another” because He knows our sinful hearts tend to prefer our self. God also says that the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves – so how do we do that? … More The Beauty of Other-Centeredness
Defensiveness can quickly damage a relationship and lead to disconnect, sabotaging True Intimacy that God has designed for marriage. Defensiveness can escalate conflicts, build walls, and separate hearts. Defensiveness is so damaging Dr. John Gottman has named it as one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” when it comes to predicting divorce. … More Defensiveness is a Destroyer of Marriage
Are there underlying issues in your life and/or relationships that need attention and intervention before they become dangerous to your health and destroy your relationships? … More Is It Time For A Checkup?
One of the four pillars of True Intimacy is HONESTY – and it is critical for love to grow. In fact, without honesty we can’t really have a true relationship. If a lack of complete honesty is revealed, trust is lost. Where there is dishonesty, the foundation of the relationship deteriorates. Devastation looms. If honesty … More The Devastation of Dishonesty
Relational charisma is a kind of charisma that everyone can have if you want it, and if you are willing to intentionally work on it. It’s the kind of charisma that endears people to you and allows you to lead more effectively. … More Relational Charisma by Dan Reiland