Posts Tagged: relationships

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Mother's Day Hurts

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, is quoted as saying, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Well, good for him. No, great for him! He was blessed. But many of us can’t tie his sentiment to our own moms. On this Mother’s Day, I hope you are… Read more »

7 Ways to Minister to Others From a Distance

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We might think that nothing good can come from our having to social distance from others. But here’s the truth: while the stay-at-home mandate is significantly interfering with our in-person contact, it is giving us new opportunities to minister to others. Healthy relationships are important to our emotional and physical well-being. Especially during a global… Read more »

The Good Gift

I used to think that marriage was the culmination of life. The best gift, ever. Once you got married, your fairy tale complete as you rode off into the sunset with your true love. (Thank you, Disney.)  I’ve always been a sucker for a romantic comedy. I watch Hallmark movies all throughout the Christmas season… Read more »

Saving Her First Kiss

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As I think about Valentine’s Day, I am filled with gratitude for the loving relationships I enjoy with my wife and our two grown children. Our love is deeply rooted in our belief in God’s love, as well as the years of open communication that we have encouraged. This communication was especially important when my… Read more »

I Kissed Dating Hello

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If you’ve heard of the Christian book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which was published several decades ago, you may have chuckled at the title of this blog post. The essence of that book was this idea: don’t date around, become exclusive with the first person you seem compatible with and pursue marriage.  I believe many… Read more »

Parents: 5 Delusions That Hurt Your Relationship With Your Kids

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” Here Josh McDowell shares five parenting delusions that sabotage parents in having a close relationship with their kids. √ An important take-away: As parents, we can’t give what we don’t have, right? If you need to… Read more »

Rethinking Accountability: A Proactive & Healing Approach Part 1

Have you, as I have, experienced reactive and unhealthy accountability in your life? Have you found yourself hiding your struggles, or only sharing your unhealthy choices after you returned to them? Were you then shamed by others after you finally mustered up the courage to open up? In this post I address the difference between “accountability”… Read more »