7 Acts of Grace in a Marriage

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After years of working with marriages, including my own, I’ve come to a conclusion. Marriages that struggle are often lacking one key ingredient. It’s something that, when missing from any relationship, will cause trouble in the relationship. The missing ingredient is called grace. And, when applied appropriately, it’s amazing.

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3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

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I was talking with a leader recently. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal. She’s a relational leader and usually brings out the best in people, so she’s had success in leadership. She is currently experiencing problems in a new position and asked for […] Continue Reading…

20 Life-Changing Acts of Courage

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One single act of courage can change a life…often many lives.
No doubt, if you live a “normal” life there will be decisions you have to make that take courage. You will often have to walk by faith, be willing to risk everything, and trust God for the results, which […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways a Wife Injures a Husband…Without Even Knowing It

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I was talking to a man the other day. He’s injured. Not severely. He will survive. Hopefully. The wounds aren’t deep. Right now. But, he is injured.

It’s an emotional injury. Sometimes those are the worst kind of hurts.

The person doing the injuring: His wife.

And she…most likely…doesn’t even know she’s […] Continue Reading…

7 Warning Signs a Leader is about to Crash

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I’ve been there. I’ve faced burnout and frustration in my work. Thankfully, I’ve never “bottomed out”, but I’ve felt near the bottom in my spirit. More than that, I’ve walked through these times with dozens of other leaders. 

I’ve learned there are some common indicators that a leader is heading […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

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How do we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Pulling from his “I Have a Dream” speech, here are 7 suggestions:
Do the right things – “we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.”

Let go of bitterness and anger – “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst […] Continue Reading…