• in good relationships people listen to each other

We Learn Most When We Listen to Others

“We learn most when we listen to others” is a line from my favorite TV show, Call the Midwife.  It’s a PBS program that airs on Sunday night about a group of nuns and midwives serving a poor section of London during the 1950s and 60s. I don’t watch much

We Learn Most When We Listen to Others2023-07-10T11:07:32-05:00
  • What we wish for

What We Wish For

Last month I wrote about a relationship moment from a vacation trip my wife and I took with our grandson Nathan. It was a quote from Shakespeare we found in a museum. It is about what we wish for. “I wish you all the joy that you can wish.” I

What We Wish For2023-06-30T11:41:02-05:00
  • Last time ever for the day

Solutions to Loneliness. Will These Work?

In last week’s blog post I gave a summary of the recent 81-page report by the U.S. Surgeon General on loneliness and social isolation. It was all about the problem.  Today I’m going to summarize the solutions to loneliness offered in the report, followed by my brief comments about each

Solutions to Loneliness. Will These Work?2023-07-04T14:17:48-05:00
  • 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
  • Relationship Issues to discuss

Important Relationship Issues to Consider

I’ve so appreciated the feedback listeners to our podcast have been sending me. Some important relationship issues have been suggested for consideration when Season 8 of You Were Made for This begins.  Here are a few more that have come in.

Important Relationship Issues to Consider2023-06-09T13:40:01-05:00
  • Good people are out there

Responses to “I Need Help”

Our You Were Made for This podcast listeners have suggested some very good ideas for relationship topics to be examined in future episodes. They are in response to my May 17th blog post where I asked for help in developing content for the upcoming podcast season. As you probably know,

Responses to “I Need Help”2023-06-08T09:32:34-05:00
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