Relations With People

Keys to Good Communication

Keys to Good Communication

Good communication with almost anyone–your husband or wife, boss, coworkers, children, parents, or friends–depends on a few basic principles of people handling. Learn these, and you will b... Read More »

Help with Jealousy

Help with Jealousy

Q: I have struggled for many years with jealousy. My husband loves me very much and there is no real reason for me to feel jealous, but I can’t seem to help myself. I get jealous of the women he... Read More »

Nails in the Gatepost

Nails in the Gatepost

As a young boy, I had a fiery temper that often caused me to say and do unkind things. One day, after an argument had sent one of my playmates home in tears, my father told me that for each thoughtles... Read More »

Combating Gossip

Combating Gossip

Q: My friends and I are in the habit of exchanging gossip about others. I sometimes feel bad about it because, to be honest, a lot of it is unkind or sarcastic. But I just can’t resist the desir... Read More »

Lunch With God

Lunch With God

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with cookies and a few bottles of juice and started his journey. When he ha... Read More »

Breaking the Selfishness Cycle

Breaking the Selfishness Cycle

Q: I get frustrated and upset when my husband acts selfishly, but I know I am selfish too sometimes, and that bothers me even more. What can I do to help us both in this area? A: When such problems cr... Read More »

Walk a Mile in His Shoes

Walk a Mile in His Shoes

By Curtis Peter van Gorder “Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” If there was anyone who knew all about that, it was probably Mother Teresa. After having lived among the poorest... Read More »

Build Bridges Not Walls

Build Bridges Not Walls

It’s been said that people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. How true! Most people tend to be a little selfish. It’s human nature to “look out for number one,” to put your own ne... Read More »

Working Well with Others

Working Well with Others

Q: I was recently promoted to a managerial position that I’d had my sights on for a long time, but now I’m not sure I’m cut out for this job. It seems that everything I say or do results in a misunder... Read More »

The Gas Pedal and the Brake

The Gas Pedal and the Brake

By Tom Hack I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. In fact, in the past some people have wanted to work with me about as much as they wanted a pet porcupine. Part of the problem was my... Read More »