The Nazi Doctor

One morning I awoke at 5:00 am from two upsetting dreams. In both cases the person that I was helping angrily interrupted me to say that I was being unloving. I couldn’t get back to sleep. I remembered the story I heard Dr. Jim Wilder tell the day before at his “Heart and Soul” conference…

Speak the Truth in Love

Conflict. It’s inevitable in marriage and our other close relationships. When you love someone you’ll have misunderstandings, disagreements, and hurt feelings in that relationship. This is true for all kinds of people, including pastors and other Christian leaders and caregivers. As it relates to conflict the mistake that we’re most prone to make is to…

The Love You Long For

If you were asked, “What is love?” How would you answer? Most people define love by expressions of care or generosity, which are essential to love. Or worse, we define love by having desire or emotion. Very few of us would define love as the Apostle Paul did, beginning by saying: “Love is patient…” (1…