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Face to Face & No Excuses

Someone on my team had blown it. Not ethically or morally. He had simply taken too long to complete some significant tasks, which put one of our clients in an awkward position in a mediation case.

It wasn’t my mistake, [...]

Relational Stupidity

I’ve seen a lot of foolish behavior during my thirty-two years as a professional conciliator.

Like the man who divorced his lovely Christian wife to marry a woman who had already been married and divorced six times. When I asked [...]

Learn RW Online

We are pleased to announce that both the Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar video series and the RW Personal Study Course are now available online at no charge.

These seven video presentations provide an introduction to the foundational principles of relational [...]

Strike the Shepherd

The church is losing its leaders at an alarming rate. Consider these sobering statistics:

23 percent of all current pastors in the United States have been fired or forced to resign in the past.
45 percent of the pastors who [...]

Gospel Outpouring

Relational wisdom is an outpouring of the gospel. It is one of the primary blessings unleashed through faith in Christ and therefore has the potential to transform every aspect of our lives.
To understand how good this news is, [...]

If Your Enemy is Freezing

One night in the early years of our marriage, Corlette and I had such an intense disagreement that we went to bed unreconciled. Yes, we broke the command not to let the sun go down on our anger.

As we [...]

Defusing Explosive Meetings

Have you ever been in a meeting that was about to explode?

You could feel the tension building with each person’s comments and knew it was just a matter of time before the dynamite went off.

It might have been a [...]

Olympic RW

Jessica Long was born in Siberia … without legs. Left at a grim orphanage as a baby, she’s gone on to win twelve gold medals. I’d give her a thirteenth, in relational wisdom.

Born as Tatiana Kirillovain 1992, Jessica was [...]

I Am Home

Do people feel relationally safe in your home? Your church? Your business?

Is it the place they long to come to when the problems of the world seem overwhelming? Is it a haven of understanding, acceptance, and security?

It can be.

By [...]

Seven Benefits of a Smile

Megan was eighteen months old when she decided to test her smile on a Hells Angel.

Just before a vacation in Jackson, Wyoming, she had learned what a fun response she could get from adults when she beamed a big [...]

By |February 16th, 2014|Home Page, RW Blog|0 Comments|

Use Noah’s GPS

Noah beat Garmin to the punch. Abraham got the jump on TomTom. And Moses was way ahead of Magellan.

What on earth am I talking about?

Navigation systems. If it’s in your car or on your phone, you know it as [...]

Alone Yet Not Alone

Joni Eareckson Tada’s superb new song, Alone Yet Not Alone, is stirring up a lot of controversy in Hollywood. I hope it stirs you up as well by reminding you of God’s faithful presence in your life.

The song was [...]

R Before I

When I’m in a business, church, or ministry meeting, my tendency is to get to the issues as quickly as possible. If I give into this urge, I usually regret it.

When we rush into addressing business or ministry issues [...]

By |January 26th, 2014|Home Page, RW Blog|0 Comments|

I Am Christ’s!

I wake up some mornings and feel overwhelmed before I even get out of bed. Ministry challenges, relational concerns, personal weaknesses, past failures and future tests swirl through my mind, causing me to doubt myself and fear the day.

Time [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Home Page, RW Blog|4 Comments|

Are You Relational or Informational?

Many pastors are much better at imparting information than they are at building relationships.

They are comfortable in their studies. They love their books. They pride themselves on their sound doctrine. They come alive in the pulpit as they proclaim [...]

By |January 12th, 2014|Home Page, RW Blog|0 Comments|

Saving Mr. Banks

Disney’s newest movie, Saving Mr. Banks, provides an excellent opportunity for discussing relational wisdom and sharing the gospel of Christ.

The movie is built around the contentious relationship between Walt Disney and Pamela L. Travers, the author of the beloved [...]

Wired to be 3D

A slightly expanded version of this post is available here.

God designed us to be three-dimensional in our relationships. Align yourself with this design, and your relationships prosper. Ignore it and they inevitably suffer.
The 3D’s Are Everywhere
From Genesis [...]

Two Acts of Kindness

Network news bombards us daily with so many reports of immorality, corruption, and violence that it’s easy to become discouraged about the condition and direction of our world.

But I’m convinced that for every negative report the networks broadcast, there [...]

Reagan, Lincoln, RW and You

Study Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln and you’ll learn a great deal about how to relate to your spouse, children, co-workers, and the people next door.

Both men displayed their exceptional relational skills on the world stage. Lincoln led our [...]

By |December 14th, 2013|Home Page, RW Blog|1 Comment|

Ready to Be Robbed

Jessica Eaves was recently robbed in her local grocery story. But she was ready … not with a Taser but with the Word of God.

It happened so quickly. As she examined an item on a shelf, a stranger came [...]