Soul Sculpting Project: Called to Forgive. But How? Part 2: The Work of Forgiveness

Soul Sculpting Project: Called to Forgive. But How? Part 2 The Work of Forgiveness Dr. Everett Worthington had become an expert on forgiveness. He had conducted numerous research studies and had developed successful methods for helping others reach forgiveness. Like all of us, Worthington had experienced many opportunities to forgive others. But nothing of this…

Soul Sculpting Project: Called to Forgive. But How? PART 1

Soul Sculpting Project: Called to Forgive. But How? Two Steps Towards the Freedom of Forgiveness A Parable There once was a king who decided it was time to settle his accounts. It came at the worst possible time for Pete. A year ago he had been the rich one handing out the loans, but then…

Soul Sculpting Project: One Simple Tool for Building Great Relationships

Soul Sculpting Project: One Simple Tool for Building Great Relationships Who is your most significant relationship with right now? How’s your Relational Piggy Bank doing? We keep piggy banks for all our relationships. We make regular deposits and withdrawals. When we keep the bank full we create the needed reserve to help us survive the…

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict: De-escalation Skill

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict: De-escalation Skill Quiz: What three-letter word increases a conflict? What one-letter word decreases a conflict? The three-letter word is ‘you’. It works like this. We are running late and we call out, “We are going to be late! Again!!! You always move so slow on Sunday. You just don’t…

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict

Soul Sculpting Project: Loving in Conflict Roll back to the 1970’s. You and your spouse enter the lab room. There are comfortable chairs, recording equipment, and health monitors (heart rate . . . ). Your assignment: For 15 minutes work on solving a conflict in your relationship. When you finish Dr. John Gottman and Robert…