Interpersonal relationships

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5 Ways to Battle Regrets

Regrets. We all have them, sometimes on a daily basis. I should have . . . I could have . . . why didn’t I . . . If only . . . Sound familiar? Yeah, I’m with you. The tendency is to focus on the what should have been and berate ourselves for not … Continue reading

6 Ways to Build Confidence (and Conquer the World)

It was time for those awful standardized tests. You remember the ones. The #2 pencils, the timer, the endless questions, the pressure, the teacher saying, “Time’s up. Pencils down. Tests closed.” The thought of it makes my palms sweat and stomach twist into a knot. Well, for homeschooled kids the test is taken on the … Continue reading

How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

No two people always agree. Sooner or later there will be something that wedges between them and causes a rift. They will disagree, sometimes mildly and the matter can be resolved with an arch of the eyebrows and a nod of the chin, but sometimes they will disagree vehemently and each side will dig in … Continue reading

Things My Parents Taught Me

A parent’s job is not an easy one. I know this comes as no shock revelation to anyone but sometimes it bears mentioning again, just as a reminder. My wife and I are entering into a certain period of raising children when the focus becomes less on obeying our rules and more on the reasons for … Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Sure People Listen to You

You know the type. We’ve all had unpleasant experiences with someone who talks about everything but doesn’t say anything. The woman who is always butting into other people’s conversations, swearing she knows just the answer to every problem. Or the guy who feels the need to tell you every detail of his day as if … Continue reading

Entering Teenagedom With Confidence

My wife and I recently welcomed our oldest daughter into teenagedom. Now, we’ve been hearing horror stories about this season of life for years. “Oh, just wait ’til you hit the teenage years.” “You think it’s tough now, wait until you’re living with a teenager.” “Hope you make it through the teenage years.” You’d think … Continue reading

Stupid Questions, Teaching Moment

I could tell the tears were ready to flow. The other day I was relaxing in the living room when Daughter #2 pushed open the door and made a beeline for the sofa. She’d been outside with her sisters playing in the yard. I knew immediately by the look on her face that something had … Continue reading

Got Integrity?

I’ve always been impressed with integrity when I find it as part of someone’s character, their moral make-up. It’s assurance that the individual is a person of honor, of honesty, that he or she is trustworthy and fair-minded. But being a person of integrity isn’t easy in the ever-declining moral climate in which we live. … Continue reading

6 Ways to Dissolve Conflict

Conflict is a part of life. No one escapes it, no one hides from it. You don’t have look for it because sooner or later it will find you. It finds us all, often at the worst time. Conflict has power to destroy relationships, erase friendships, put a gulf the size of the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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