The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 1)
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The Secret to Becoming a Great Communicator (part 1)

Introduction: When I was going through pre-marital counseling with the pastor who would perform our service, he shared four rules with my wife to transform our communication. About two years later, working at a 501c3, I was asked to do some marriage counseling by a couple that was in real trouble. I had no idea…

268. Is Avoiding Conflict Conversations Hurting Your Quality of Life?
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268. Is Avoiding Conflict Conversations Hurting Your Quality of Life?

In this enlightening episode, join us as we dive into the dynamic interplay between conflict, expectations, and personal growth. Conflict often carries a negative connotation, but what if we reframe it as a catalyst for transformation? Let’s explore how embracing conflict can lead to unexpected opportunities for learning and development. Conflict is one of the…

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It’s not what happens, it’s how we attach meaning that matters

I was talking to a seasoned couple the other day. They were relaying a story that had happened to them in their everyday life.  They were laughing about it. I asked them if they understood how many couples would have been fighting over the very same thing that they were laughing about. The husband looked…

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6 rules of communication. Beginning thoughts on conflict.

Conflict is something we all have in life. No matter how good the relationship, people disagree. Typically, we do everything we can to avoid conflict. Some people use aggression to blow the conflict up while others use passiveness and run away. Probably most of us fit somewhere in the middle of those two positions. But…