Are Cell Phones Ruining Our Relationships?
Dean Nelson
By Dean Nelson

Does this bother you as much as it bothers me: A person is pushing a stroller, with the child facing the adult, and the adult is doing something on his or her phone, oblivious to the child? If the child is a baby, he or she is invariably locked onto the face of the caregiver, looking for those cues like facial expression, sweet sounds, songs, maybe even a little monologue about what they are seeing and hearing together. That’s how babies learn stuff. We all know that.

I saw it again this morning […]

Ten Words that Drastically Changed My Relationships
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

A little over a year ago, my dad had a massive heart attack.

We didn’t expect it (which sounds weird to say, because who ever expects someone they love to have a heart attack) but it’s true. He’d never had any heart trouble before, he was only fifty-five years old, and you could find him at the gym at least a few times each week.

Then, out of nowhere, his just heart stopped beating […]

Why Self Pity is Ruining Your Life
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I have a friend who can’t hold a job. He’s actually had some great jobs, but he can’t keep them. And for each job he’s lost, he has a story about how bad his boss was, how much they overworked him, how silly their systems were or some similar excuse.

Over time I’ve realized my friend suffers from a victim mentality. I noticed it because I used to have it myself. But in the last few years I’ve realized a victim mentality costs me success, relationships and inner peace.

A victim mentality means […]