Relationships

The Fifty-Fifty Myth

By Mark Verkler It’s important to know about the dangers of having a 50-50 perspective on your relationship. The 50-50 ratio is the cultural common sense default way to approach a relationship; I’ll do my half, you do yours. The problem with this...

What is Negative Sentiment Override?

Negative sentiment override happens when I begin to have a negative interpretation of behavior and communication from another person. It can be very subtle. I may be offended in some way (usually over time) and I now interpret things in a negative way. This is the...

How Do We Forgive Others?

Forgiving others is an important part of having good relationships. Mark 12:30-31 says, “you must love the Lord your God, with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important. Love your neighbor, as you love...

How to Bring Humility Into Your Relationships

What do we have to learn when it comes to bringing humility into relationships? The Scripture teaches that God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.  “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much...

3 Keys to Rebuilding Trust in Relationships

In this lesson, we will be discussing rebuilding trust. My mentor taught me something profound about trust in relationships- Rebuilding trust occurs through time, and consistent, right behavior, if all things are equal.   Remember, rebuilding trust is unique from...