Healthy Relationship Conflict

Reading Time: 2 minutesPart 2 of 11 “10 Ways to be Real in Spite of Conflict” Realize that resolving relationship conflict is healthy and necessary for growth. Let’s clarify that. The key word is “resolving conflict” where both parties feel heard, understood, and valued. Resolving relationship conflict does not mean power and control over another. If you’re continually…

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10 Ways To Be Real In Spite Of Conflict

Reading Time: 1 minutesMost of us really don’t know how to be our real selves through conflict. Some will avoid it, panic at the thought of it, run from it, or pretend it doesn’t exits. Others may thrive on it, confront it, and live by winning it. Here are things that are absolutely necessary for conflict recovery and being real in…

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Five Lessons from a Five Year Old

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe sun was shining and the rain drizzled. Five-year old Ella said, “Let’s look for a rainbow, Mimi. I’ve never seen a real one. I’ve seen them in picture books but I’ve never seen a real one. But it’s raining now and the sun is shining. Let’s look for one.” Paying careful attention to my…

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AIR – Awareness, Intentionality, Risk

Reading Time: 2 minutesOther than occasional moments of forgetting to breathe, most of us don’t even think about it. We’re able to take in a deep breath of air. . . . we can breathe in openness. . . we can breathe in courage . . . we can breathe in the air around us. Breathing in air…

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How is our marriage really doing?

Reading Time: 2 minutesHave you taken pride in managing your money well, then later found out a check bounced? Have you balanced the checkbook and then discovered you were spending more on eating out than you realized? Have you believed you were eating well, then were surprised the scales registered 10 pounds more than expected? Have you written…

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