Pastors and Conflict: 8 Purposeful Actions to Help Heal Conflict

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. I sat in my office very early Monday and journaled about conflict.  As a pastor, I recognize that conflict is inevitable. Why? I’m human and I deal with humans.  I’m imperfect. I pastor an imperfect congregation. The more I understand that, theContinue reading “Pastors and Conflict: 8 Purposeful Actions to Help Heal Conflict”

Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 4…Dessert is mandatory!

We began a series two weeks ago about fighting in marriage. If you missed the last three weeks, check out Fight Club Part 1: The first rule of Fight Club, Fight Club Part 2: Break it down, and Fight Club Part 3: Dig a Pool. As we’ve continued to state: Healthy conflict is healthy for marriage. It’s a certaintyContinue reading “Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 4…Dessert is mandatory!”

Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 2…Break it down

We began a series last week about fighting in marriage. If you missed last week, check out Fight Club Part 1: The first rule of Fight Club. As stated last week, I believe in marriage and I believe conflict happens in marriage.  But my philosophy about fighting in marriage is: Healthy conflict is healthy for marriage. It’sContinue reading “Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 2…Break it down”

New Marriage Series: Fight Club: Part 1…The first rule of Fight Club

The goal of this blog series is this: I want to be your “Mickey.” Please get Micky Mouse out of your head and see the man, the myth, the legend: Mickey Goldmill (yep…the trainer from Rocky).  I want to train you to be the best fighter possible in your marriage. I’ve heard it said “Conflict isContinue reading “New Marriage Series: Fight Club: Part 1…The first rule of Fight Club”