I read a book recently by William Gentry called “Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work for: A guide for new leaders” and he makes the simple but profoundly true observation: “…strive to give five positive pieces of feedback over a period of time before you must deliver a negative one.” he bases this suggestion on research done by relationship experts John and Julie Gotterman in their work investigating successful marriages vs. those ending in divorce. according to the research- the ratio of positive to negative interactions for successful/married couples is typically around 5:1, whereas, unstable marriages show a ratio of 0.8:1.
In his book he also points to research showing how non-verbal communication (facial expression, tone, body gesture and proximity, eye contact, etc..) makes up anywhere between 65%-93% “..of the total emotional interaction between two people.”
I know I needed this reminder!
I have long been convinced by certain arguments about the hypocrisy of many big corporations (see HERE, HERE, and HERE) relating to the surge in LGBT support and a recent Financial Times article called The Business of Gay Pride has further added to my understanding of the situation. The article takes a look at how quickly the Gay Pride brand is […]
This is a fair challenge I think. The burden of proof lies with the Christian supporter of Same-Sex Marriage as they are resisting millennia of the traditional understanding. This type of supporter can be identified as either a “liberal Christian” or a “libertarian Christian”. Either way they are most definitely mixing their political views with a skewed biblical understanding.
Here is the article: http://douglasgroothuis.com/2015/06/27/a-challenge-to-christians-who-support-same-sex-marriage/
I read an article that discussed a newer study and subsequent book related to divorce rates and statistics. I have to admit that I have not read the study but did find the synopsis very encouraging if the results of the study are valid. I sent the following email and article to some folks in […]