April 25th, 2013
When I was speaking with Women of Faith, I listened as Nicole Johnson spoke about emotional explosive gases that had built up in her life. One day she couldn’t find a sock that she knew she had put in the dryer.
Suddenly there was an explosion of rage and frustration. This was not “Sock Anger,” she explained. The missing sock was only the match that ignited the real anger that had been building for years.
Remember the old saying “The straw that broke the camels back?” It really wasn’t the straw broke his back. It was the unbearable weight that accumulated before the straw was put in place. Have you ever exploded and wondered why?
March 19th, 2013
Over the years I have received many awards and a lot of positive recognition. Some of those awards hang on my wall or sit on a special shelf. I appreciate all of them.
BUT none of them come close to this!
December 4th, 2012
The wife screamed at her husband: ”Leave!! Get out of this house!” As he was walked out the door she added, “And I hope you die a slow and painful death!” He turned around and replied, “So now you want me to stay???”
Every married couple has disagreements. Conflict is a part of any relationship. If you are in a marriage where there is no conflict. One of you has passed away. The couple I mentioned at the beginning of this post are not however good examples of how to disagree.
Here are ten important guidelines to remember as you resolve conflict.