relationships


record of wrongs
“Do you keep a record of wrongs or rights?” Yesterday I had a great time eating lunch with one of my good friends Robin Viray and we were sharing about how easy it is to become offended by someone. Offense is so common in relationships. And, no relationship is exempt […]

Do You Keep A Record of Wrongs or Rights?


eye to eye
What do you look for most in a loving relationship? I’m not talking about a surface level relationship with some ‘associate.’ I’m talking about a deeply loving, faithful, heart fully engaged type of relationship. Are you looking for affirming words, loving touches, gifts, money, or security? When I asked my […]

Wherever You Are, Be Fully There


Friends
Relationships are work, they are an investment. This means they take time to build, effort to grow, and protection to thrive. It’s funny how we look at our jobs, schooling, a career, or the pursuit of a dream as needing intentional effort, but assume our relationships will just happen. No […]

Relationships Are Work… And Worth It




Boxing Gloves
If you’re like me you don’t naturally gravitate towards conflict. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good fight, love to wrestle, and love to watch movies where victors arise from within a conflict. But, when we’re talking about me being in the midst of the conflict that’s another story.

The Beauty of Conflict


couple-on-couch-talking
When you’re in a relationship talking is a must, but what is even more essential than talking in a relationship is communicating. There is a different huge difference between talking and communicating. And, there is a huge difference between communicating and communicating in love.

Are You Just Talking or Communicating?



Oh patience… That so lofty word, concept, virtue, and fruit of the Spirit. Whatever you want to call it, patience is great to desire, but not necessarily so easy to live out; especially when you live in a microwave culture like we do. However, without patience our relationships would cease to […]

Love Is Patient






Don’t you love receiving gifts?  Over the last couple years I’ve been given so many great gifts: Giants tickets, clothes, movie passes, a plane ticket to South Korea, shoes, money, candy, books, vacations, food, & more! Seriously, I have received so many wonderful gifts over the last number of years […]

W.R.A.P. #4: It’s More Blessed To Give Than Receive