Posts Tagged "Communication"

Keys to Communication

I like to follow posts that appear on the FamilyLife webpage.  I keep some of them handy because I find them to be especially useful.  One particularly good post on communication that first appeared in 2005 was titled 5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage.  It was written by Rob Flood. The five key principles highlighted by Flood were these: 1. The Principle of First Response: The course of a conflict is not determined by the person...

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New Logo

Due to the wonderful generosity of a new friend, Heather and I now have a new logo for our Life in God’s Way ministry and this website.  Below you’ll see the logo in both “black and white” and full color. This new design reflects some important things about our ministry.  The “Thumbs Up” at the start shows the importance of having our relationships in the right order according to the “Thumbs Up”...

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Crucial Conversations

This week I spent 3 days with my core staff members from Faith Lutheran Church on a retreat.  We were trying to get ready for the busy fall schedule ahead.  To do this, we spent lots of time in prayer and devotion around God’s Word.  We had a lot of great conversations together about our shared mission and vision. We also looked at a book titled Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph...

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Couple Prayer Power

Couples often ask, “What’s ONE thing we can start doing immediately to improve our marriage?”  To answer that, I need to know what they’re NOT doing.  Quite often, a couple of quick questions will provide some important answers.  Are you confessing your guilt to each other and offering forgiveness in the name of Jesus?  That’s one great place to start.  Are you praying together daily?  That’s another...

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What Nail?

This past week Heather and I had some pretty “intense” discussion.  We’ve been debating the best way to handle some necessary home repairs.  Questions arise about the best use of our dollar.  Do we just do the minimum fix at minimum price?  Do we do the fix well, hopefully to last a bit longer, for a bit more money?  Do we do a bit of “home improvement” while we’re doing the repairs … hopefully...

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