Love & Respect

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2004)

I can’t recommend this book enough. My wife and I had been married for less than a year when I finished reading Love & Respect, and the examples in the book seem to clearly explain every conflict we’ve ever had.

The author breaks down the different needs that men and women have in relationships.The focus is the context of marriage, but the principles reach far beyond that. Men need respect, and so that is what they naturally provide. Women need love, and that is what they naturally give. The trick is to learn to give what the other person needs.

Four Reasons You Should Never Tell That Little, White Lie

According to Dr. Robert Feldman, the average person lies three times in a ten minute conversation, often without realizing they’ve done so. Does casual dishonesty come so natural to mankind? I don’t want to believe it. But honestly? I do.

Four Reasons You Should Never Tell That Little, White Lie

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People will lie to protect someone’s feelings, stretch the truth to impress a crowd, or pretend to agree with someone just to avoid conflict—and that’s just honest folk.

Dishonest people will lie, cheat, and steal to get whatever they want. Most people agree that there’s something wrong with that, but at least 40% say lying is justified sometimes, including when a parent lies to their own children.

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The Multitasking Myth Recovery Plan

For generations, multitasking has been heralded as the cornerstone of a productive life. Displayed like a badge of honor, over 150,00 people still list it as a skill on LinkedIn. There’s only one problem—multitasking is a lie.

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I’m a recovering multitasker, myself. I used to think doing lots of things at once was the best way to get stuff done. It turns out I was wrong.

It is impossible to perform more than one task at the same time.