The Life Changing Power of Real Friendship
Dean Nelson
By Dean Nelson

One of the reasons I looked forward to moving back to the town where I grew up was that my best friend through my teenage years was still there. After I graduated from high school, I moved a lot and was back in my home town infrequently—once was to be a groomsman in his wedding. […]

How Much Are Your Negative Words Costing You?
Bob Goff
By Bob Goff

I used to think the words I used didn’t really matter that much, but the older I get, the more I see how certain words just cost me so much more than others. It’s not a monetary cost—it’s a spiritual or relational cost. But in order to make the intangible cost feel tangible, I prescribe […]

Before You Get Married, Do You Need to Talk About Money And Sex?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Before my wife and I got married, I called my counselor friend Al to see if he would do our pre-marital counseling for us. His response really surprised me. He said basically, “no” and then explained how he didn’t like to do pre-marital counseling in the way you typically think about pre-marital counseling. The reason […]