Paul Craig had stopped at the mall to make a quick purchase when he spotted his teenage son smiling and walking toward him. He hadn’t seen the boy in over a year but he quickly turned and left the mall as fast as he could, his heart breaking as he went. Does he know why I’m walking away? Paul wondered. Does he know that I would love to talk with him, but I just can’t? Paul had recently … [Read more...]
Recently released from prison, Paul Craig was mad at the world. What would it take to defuse his anger?
June 1, 2012 by Diane Stark 1 Comment
Before he could become great, PGA golfer Bubba Watson had to confront his biggest handicap.
April 11, 2012 by Jayne Thurber-Smith Leave a Comment
Gerry “Bubba” Watson believed in himself when the critics didn’t. Since bursting onto the PGA stage in 2006, Bubba has always received acclaim for his long drives—he led the PGA Tour that year in driving distance (319.6 yards)—but critics accused him of being too creative and trying to do too much with the ball. With no professional training, they thought he didn’t have what it … [Read more...]
Conflict in marriage can be healthy, if you know how to handle it
August 12, 2009 by Major Bob Armstrong 1 Comment
In their pre-marriage counselling, a young bride-to-be boasted that she and her fiancé had been going out for two years and had never quarrelled. “If a difference of opinion arises and I’m right,” she said, “my fiancé gives in.” “And what if he’s right?” asked the counsellor. “Oh,” she responded. “That’s never happened!” If we are going to experience … [Read more...]
Is anger getting the better of your relationship? Practise these eight steps to loosen the bonds of marital stress
June 3, 2009 by Major Bob Armstrong 1 Comment
My wife has me figured out. She knows if she can get me angry just before guests arrive, I will clean the house. Rather than verbalizing my feelings toward her, I channel my frustrations by reaching for the vacuum cleaner or mop and pail. This tendency to act out my feelings is not unique to me. We all communicate with our spouses in non-verbal ways. Conflict in relationships is never easy. … [Read more...]