Love one another as Jesus has loved us.




If you haven’t seen The Way, Way Back, you really should. It’s one of those movies that’s both entertaining and thought provoking. Depicting a myriad of relationships, one is reminded how important and difficult authentic, transparent relationships are.



Go into any bookstore and peruse the self-improvement section. There you will find a 101836_galmultitude of books claiming that you too can have happy, healthy relationships if you will follow a few simple rules. And yet, despite the abundance of relational advice, relationships are more fractured than ever.

Whether a marital, a dating, a friendship, a family or a parental relationship there are common variables that lead to unfulfilling or failed relationships.

  • A lack of commitment— one person feels an unfair amount of responsibility to maintain the relationship
  • 101835_galArguing that doesn’t lead to resolution
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Inability to allow and appreciate the personality differences of one another
  • Lack of trust


As I left the movie theater, a thought screamed at me. “If you settle—continually make concessions in order to maintain a relationship, a part of you dies. And like a rotten potato, eventually everyone you touch also begins to die.”

I vowed then and there I’d no longer stink up my relationships with compromise. What you see is what you get. Take it or leave it.

The Way, Way Back

Be a VOICE shouting in the silence. Lets love others!

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