Challenging Relationships

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Challenging Relationships
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Caring Friends


Remember Job was a brokenhearted father and husband, wracked with disease and doubt and grief. His friends heard about his troubles and set out to go and console and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him and they raised their voices and wept aloud. They tore their robes and threw dust in the air upon their heads. They sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.” (Job 2:11-13). His friends were there with him. They sat with him. They did not speak a word for seven days. Wow! To be that kind of care giving friend!

Crossing the Line


Crossing the Line:  Infidelity Rob Parsons “It just happened.” “Over the years, I’ve talked with many men and women who have been involved in affairs. One of the most salutary things is to realize that with many of them, they didn’t intend to be unfaithful to their partners. They sometimes blurt out, “It just happened.” […]

A Fist in My Stomach


From An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor: Human beings can be so frustrating.  Yes Jesus, I love everyone, but as Barbara Brown Taylor says, “It is particular human beings I have trouble loving.” Particular human beings hug my bumper in rush-hour traffic and shoot birds at me when I tap my brakes.  […]

Let Go of Anger


Bill Clinton asked Nelson Mandela, “Tell me the truth.  When you were leaving prison after twenty-seven years and walking down that road to freedom, did you hate them all over again?” And he said, “Absolutely, I did because they’d imprisoned me for so long.  I was abused.  I didn’t get to see my children grow […]