Neal Pollard With conversation, when both are active listeners, you are exchanging ideas. Along with this, there's body language and tone of voice which give clues to what the words mean to the speaker. You negotiate, reason, affirm or deny, and continue through these patterns while discussing any number of subjects. This process is invaluable to … Continue reading The Art Of Conversation
Neal Pollard Even when provoked, endure without complaining. Give your spouse a gift (not necessarily monetary) as an act of kindness. Avoid intensely negative feelings toward your spouse’s success and jealousy over them. Avoid an exaggerated conception of yourself or an inflated ego. Avoid behaving in a way that shames, disgraces, or embarrasses your mate. … Continue reading How To Improve Your Love Life
Neal Pollard "Who cares?" That is not necessarily an expression of apathy or scorn. All of us need to feel like we have people in our lives who care about us and our wellbeing. Such people should do more than offer positive reaffirmation and reassurance. We benefit from those who keep us honest and are … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#6
Neal Pollard Soon, we’ll have lived in our current home for two years. We are enjoying the house, the location, the neighborhood, and most of the neighbors. However, one that lives pretty nearby has proven less than pleasant. His wife is an officer in our neighborhood HOA, and each month’s newsletter is a new posting … Continue reading The Word Is “Relationship”
Neal Pollard I've heard this prayed my whole life: "Be with us as we go our separate ways." I fully appreciate what is meant, but I lament a trend I've seen for many years. Too often, we go our separate ways until the "next appointed time." We have no contact with one another. Instead, the … Continue reading “As We Go Our Separate Ways…”
Neal Pollard Look what one look at a woman bathing on her rooftop cost a man, his home, and his country. The pronunciation of one word spelled the difference between life and death for a nation of people. One word inserted by a serpent changed the course of human history forever. One visit to … Continue reading Little Things?
Neal Pollard The prophet Jeremiah was concerned about the task before him. He felt he was unqualified and unseasoned (1:6). He was wrestling with fears (1:8). Whether or not we preach the gospel, as Christians living in this world we can relate to how hard it can be to stand up for Jesus. The "omniscient" … Continue reading GOD’S RELATIONSHIP TO ME
Neal Pollard Does it ever seem like the information age, our current age of technological advances, is all-consuming? It has, according to a new survey, even impacted the attention span the average person gives to his or her mate once married. The proverbial "seven year itch," for years a benchmark test of a relationship when … Continue reading The “Three Year Glitch”