“They Didn’t Want to ‘Puff Me Up'”

I talked with my parents about my needs as a child for their affirmation and encouragement. They responded that they didn’t want to “puff me up.” So, they withheld words of affirmation. They didn’t encourage me in what I liked to do, They didn’t take an interest in my interests. My parents did that so […]

“Is It Selfish to Love Yourself?”

Recently we were confronted by a Christian leader who believed loving yourself is not only selfish, but it is also unbiblical—that “Christians already think much too highly of themselves.” However, by going through the love chapter in 1 Corinthians 13, we may be able to draw a different conclusion. Answer each of the questions that […]

“Note to God” (by Pablo Giacopelli)

 From Jerry and Denise: We first connected with Pablo through Kevin Miles, the publisher of our book, who also published Pablo’s first book. Pablo lives in Tel Aviv, Israel and has had the opportunity to successfully coach some of the best female players in the world of tennis. Although he has enjoyed significant success as […]

“Leave the ‘But’ Behind”

This phrase always makes us chuckle, but it is a really great truth to apply in our relationships. For example, let’s say you get into a little heated disagreement. Then when it comes to apologizing you say, “I’m sorry . . . but (followed by an excuse or explanation). Now go back to the title of this blog […]