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5 Ways to Care for Those Who Disagree with You


Is it possible to care for those who disagree with you? Wisdom of the Wounded reached out to individuals whose jobs often put them at ideological cross purposes: politicians. In this video, we talk with former Michigan state legislators David Rutledge and Amanda Price about the ways they respectfully and successfully worked across the aisle […]

When Someone You Love is in Pain


By: Colleen Arnold, MD Pain is a universal experience. Whether it is the temporary hurt of a broken ankle or something more permanent like arthritis, every single human being suffers it at some point in their lives. There is no such thing as a pain-free life this side of heaven. It can be physical, mental, […]

Be There Even When You Don’t Want To


Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor,” and he does not add, “when you feel like it.” Deanna Thompson is Professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has written a book about her journey with Stage IV breast cancer. The title of her book is Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, […]

Micro Kindnesses Matter


From the passenger side of my car, the door opened, and a woman said, “I am a nurse. Are you ok?” After doing a quick check, I was surprised to discover although stunned, I was ok. The airbags had deployed so I couldn’t see outside the car. “I’m fine,” I replied. Just moments earlier, I […]

God’s Best Relationship Advice


God’s best relationship advice is “Love One Another.”  To the point and simple, right? I’m not proud to admit it, but sometimes that advice is difficult for me to follow. When I don’t know how to handle a situation, I tend to avoid it. So when I’m called to “love” another who looks different (maybe […]

Trilogy of Success


By Lindsay Cherry Being adopted into a multiracial family and living in a predominantly White town in the early 1990’s brought on unique experiences and challenges. I was one of seven children with loving parents.  I learned early on the importance of loving people, accepting those who were different from ourselves, and lending a helping […]