Collaborating Together Despite Our Differences

One thing we could learn from the most recent impeachment trial is that America is more divided than ever. We have come to accept that votes on a variety of issues will simply fall along party lines. We wonder if people really focus on the individual positions or policies. Every topic seems to be polarizing.…

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Jesus’ Advice on Resolving Conflict

Two deers tangling antlers, representing the ways we are resolving conflict in a healthy way.

How are we resolving conflict in a healthy way? Pop quiz: What is inevitable in all relationships that last? Conflict. Conflict can make relationships stronger or destroy them in one fell swoop. And so it is not a matter of avoiding conflict, but our manner of addressing it. We will need to muster up the…

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Better Communication At Home

“Message sent isn’t message received.” Perhaps you’ve heard this idea expressed in the context of improving communication skills or resolving conflict. Did you know this also can apply to the Bible? The original languages of the Bible are Hebrew, Greek and even Aramaic. Because of that, we may read a Scripture in English but the…

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Healthy Relationships – How Much Connection Is Enough?

Love God and Love Others. Jesus said those were the two greatest commands (Mark 12:28-31). You’re probably familiar with that famous instruction, but do you know what is non-negotiable in both of these imperatives? Here’s a hint: It’s not the command to “love”. Rather, it is the existence of relationships. Not just any relationships, but…

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