Relationship Principles

  • Loneliness and social isolation

Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation

I recently read Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation 2023. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community. A little long, but what an interesting and compelling title.  It’s an 81-page report with 325 footnotes and references to research on this topic. The

Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation2023-06-14T13:53:25-05:00
  • The last lilac arrangement for a dying mother-in-law

Relational Observations for May 2023

As I write this blog post a few responses are starting to trickle in from my May 17th entry, “I Need Help.”  I’ll be sharing some of them in the coming weeks. If you missed that post, you can click here to read it. It’s not too late to offer

Relational Observations for May 20232023-06-01T08:04:30-05:00
  • Good people are out there

Good People Are Out There

I came across a great example of good people doing good things that I thought you would find encouraging. It illustrates well a passage found in the Bible, Titus 3:14, Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others, then they will not be unproductive.

Good People Are Out There2023-04-17T09:35:11-05:00
  • What kind of friend do you want?

What Kind of Friends Do You Want?

I’ve been reading and hearing more and more about the problem of loneliness many people are experiencing.  For example, here’s what a listener to our You Were Made for This podcast recently wrote: “Now almost 40 years old, I’m so frustrated by the fact that I don’t have any real,

What Kind of Friends Do You Want?2023-03-22T09:19:20-05:00
  • Read Your Way to Better Relationships in 2023

198: Read Your Way to Better Relationships in 2023

In episode 192 I explained my rationale for suggesting that our word of the year for this year should be READ. Go to If you missed it. Reading about relationships is a simple way to enjoy better relationships in 2023. For example, in today’s show, I share

198: Read Your Way to Better Relationships in 20232023-05-01T17:57:07-05:00
  • Words matter

195: Words Matter

In today’s program, I’m going to share three listener responses to recent episodes. I’m doing so because your words matter to me, and to our other listeners, as well. Keep listening, and you’ll pick up an idea or two to try with your relationships. Be sure to stick

195: Words Matter2023-01-16T13:26:15-06:00
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