Who Are You Collaborating With?

Who Are You Collaborating With?

So imagine you and I want to go to a movie and I have one movie in mind and you have another. If you insist that I go to your movie, that is called “competing.” This is a competing style of managing conflict. If I agree to go see your movie, even though I...
The Privilege of Grief

The Privilege of Grief

The Privilege of Grief A few years ago, a person that I had known for about 20 years passed away. It was a shock to her loved ones. She left behind 3 sons, her husband and lots of grandkids. A few months later, her spouse passed away. There was a time, for many years,...
The Importance of Diverse Friends

The Importance of Diverse Friends

In the past, I have often looked for friends that reflected me. Sometimes this was unconscious and sometimes conscious. However, I now find that some of my most precious friends are people that are not like me. What makes them precious is the safety I feel in our...
Who Defines Your Relationships?

Who Defines Your Relationships?

I wrote this post the week the Supreme Court of the United States allowed for gay marriages throughout the United States. It is a personal post that I first posted on Facebook and so I clearly expressed my faith as a Christian in it. My personal faith is not the...

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