Powerful Questions

Ever get stuck talking with your kids, your spouse or colleagues?  You know they’re struggling with something and all you get are dead-end or yes/no answers with no follow-up.  I recall many conversations as a child with my parents that ended at a blank wall of...

Male Spirituality V: Fathers’ Day…for All Fathers?

The vast majority of fathers in our country are excellent parents.  Yet stereotypes about men and assumptions about their maleness are far too prejudicial in a number of areas regarding fathers and their children.  Steven Van Valkenburg and Trudy Scheutt write on...

What Men Want in Women

The masculine and the feminine: both are present in each of us.  Both create a tension that challenges personal relationships and professional alliances.  In my previous post I wrote about what women want from their men.  I will now address the other side of the coin....

What Women Want in Men

When I was preparing couples for marriage I often got the feeling they “clicked” as a couple.   Unless I observed a major issue of immaturity that needed to be addressed, I usually gave them the benefit of doubt if they seemed mismatched in some way.  After all,...

Are You Defensively Offensive?

I have a friend named Chuck who’s a pain in the……, well, you get the picture.  Chuck is always on the defense, worried about how people will think of him.   He is never wrong and carefully takes the time to rip apart anyone who challenges his vast knowledge.   Chuck’s...