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6 Ways Your Posture Can Build Healthy Relationships

If your mom nagged you about the importance of good posture, she knew what she was talking about.  Good physical posture can have positive effects. The same thing is true in relationships. Good relational posture is also important.  For healthier relationships, start with a posture of humility. Humility acknowledges that you need other people—and not just to do what you want them to. Humility recognizes other...
Aug 24, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

Identity v. Image

If you look at how many of us live our lives, you would think the answer is clear… image.  Your image is how you’re viewed by others.  We spend a lot of time creating our image… with our house, our car, our clothes, our friends . . . just so people will see us a certain way.  Sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s not.  But your identity is what’s more important. Your identity lies in who you are, not in what you do...
Aug 12, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

Putting Your Family First with Michael W. Smith

Putting our families first is easier said than done. Why? Because we get busy…we get distracted. Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to put your family first. Number One: Be intentional with your TIME. That means taking the time to have fun with your family—whether it’s eating a meal together, taking a bike ride or tossing the football. Number Two: Be intentional with your WORDS. Always look for new ways to affirm...
Aug 04, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

How to Make Your Relationship Better

Relationships are tough. But the good news? They can be easier!  Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to make your relationships better. First, stop trying to CHANGE people and start ACCEPTING them. Everyone has flaws…including you!  So be sure and love people for their wonderful qualities as well as their not-so-wonderful qualities. Second, stop trying to CRITICIZE people and start APPLAUDING them. Sure it’s easy to...
Jul 27, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

The Wildest Part of Your Body

It’s your tongue. The power of the tongue is so great that it’s capable of discouraging or encouraging, hurting or healing, tearing down or building up. And when you’re tired, irritable, sick, or under a lot of pressure, it’s easy to lose control and say things you later regret. It’s during those times that you must remember that your tongue is a wild animal. You need to chain it, tame it, and train it. Chain it...
Jul 10, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

What’s Your Reaction to Offending Someone?

Each day, maybe 16,000 words or more come out of our mouths. Odds are that some of these words will end up offending the people around us. So how do you react when you’ve offended someone? Here are several common reactions. First, we become defensive. We move the blame onto the very person we’ve offended by saying things like, “If only you hadn’t been so sensitive.” Instead of defending yourself, it’s often best...
Jul 01, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

3 Tools for Building a Stronger Family with Jon Gordon

Great leaders build strong families. Here are 3 tools to help you lead your family well. Tool one: Love. Loving your spouse and kids is key to building a stronger family. Love must be your highest priority. You must love your family well to lead your family well. Tool two: Serve. Serving your family and putting their needs above your own shows you want to help them succeed in whatever they are doing. Tool three:...
Jun 23, 2015 / Relationships and Communication

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