Tag: trust

Trust: An essential ingredient to building great relationships

SEASON 3: EPISODE 17 | June 8, 2021 Trust: An essential ingredient to building great relationships with Jon Gordon Back in June 2019, in our first season of the Someone To Tell It To Podcast, we interviewed best-selling author and leadership expert Jon Gordon.  In our conversation, we talked about trust, how it is one…
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Use Empathy-Based Listening in Intense Conversations

SEASON 4: EPISODE 8 | November 30, 2021 Use Empathy-Based Listening in Intense Conversations with Eric Maddox Eric Maddox joins us in this episode of the podcast. He was a member of a Delta Force Special Operations team in Tikrit, Iraq that was part of the Command responsible for tracking down Saddam Hussein, who was…
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I’ve Never Shared That With Anyone Else Before

I don’t know of anything that will help us find emotional health faster than being vulnerable with safe people.         Donald Miller    We can feel the pressures roll off their shoulders and melt from their hearts.  Anytime someone says to us …    I’ve never shared this with anyone else before    ……
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You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

These two things are almost all I want, but unfortunately, neither one is my strong suit. I am very strong on blame, and wish this were one of God’s values, but trust, surrender? Letting go, forgiveness? Maybe just after a period of prayer, but then when the mood passes and real life rears its ugly…
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No Stupid Questions

Anything mentionable is manageable.     Fred RogersThat is which is most personal is most universal.     Henri NouwenThe other day a friend told us that when he went through a divorce several decades ago he had only one other person with whom he felt he could talk – about his perceived failure, about his feelings of shame,…
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Trust – Connecting the Dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.      ~Steve Jobs Lately we have had many conversations with…
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The First Duty of Love

The first duty of love is to listen.     Paul Tillich The fancy word for what we are called is counselors.  But really, truly, we believe that mainly we are listeners.  To be honest, there have been many meetings we’ve had with others in which we didn’t have a whole lot of answers or much wisdom…
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Loneliness–One of the Greatest of all Diseases

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ~Mother Teresa   Both of us know friends who for many years have bottled up deep feelings, wounds, guilt, and pain inside.  They have been afraid to share because they fear being judged–they think to themselves, if she or he only knew where I have…
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Telling Secrets

We’re on this perilous mission together.  I’ve found that when men can share anything with each other, anything, it creates a certain esprit de corps. Based on actual events, the 2003 film, Saints and Soldiers tells the gripping story of a small band of World War II Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines with information that…
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The Kids Trust

To help young children of abuse grow up in a safe, happy and exciting environment, but to also increase awareness of child abuse. This is the mission of The Kids Trust, a central Pennsylvania non-profit organization created by the late Gary L. Houck, Jr.  It was Gary’s passion to let children who are abused know…
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