Relationships

Westminister Bells off pitch (illustration)

 A story is told that some years ago it was noticed that the delivery boys in an area of London were all whistling out of tune. It was discovered that the bells of Westminster were off pitch and the boys had unconsciously copied them. Being out of fellowship with the father …

Siegel: The Importance of Relationships (illustration)

Relationships help to keep us alive. Single men have more illnesses and die at a younger age than married men. Married men with cancer live 20% longer than single men with the same cancer. Women, who often have more close friendships than men, survive longer with the same cancers …

Babies Died Who Never Heard The Sound of a Human Voice (illustration)

We can live only in relationships. We need each other. A rather crude and cruel experiment was carried out by Emperor Frederick, who ruled the Roman Empire in the thirteenth century. He wanted to know what man’s original language was: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. He decided to isolat …

Confusing Family Relationships (illustration)

If you think your family has problems, consider the marriage confusion created when 76-year- old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lynn. &quo …

Relationships (illustration)

When I was growing up as a boy in the country I learned the tragic results of a bad relationship. We had a neighbor and his wife who were always arguing and fighting. Finally they divided their house by drawing a chalk line down the middle. The wife took one side and the husband …

Things to Remember in The Area of Human Relationships (illustration)

The following are some important things to remember in the area of human relationships: Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting. Smile at people. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, only fourteen to smile. Call people by name. Music to anyone’s …

Churchill Resigned as Prime Minister to Keep a Promise (illustration)

When Sir Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain in 1955, it was thought that age and the desire to permit Sir Anthony Eden greater latitude in the forthcoming elections were the reasons. And they were. But there was one more. The 81year-old statesman had ma …

Important words for getting along withpeople (illustration)

Most Important Words for Getting Along With People The SIX most important words: “I admit I made a mistake.” The FIVE most important words: “You did a good job.” The FOUR most important words: “What do you think?” The THREE most important words: &qu …

Self Service Eliminates Relationships (illustration)

Service stations everywhere are using do-it-yourself credit card pumps. No attendant is needed since the customer can make his gasoline purchase and never go inside. Soft drink machines are now on the market that will talk back to you when you make your purchase. Now, other bus …

Problems Caused by Marrying Granddaughter’s Husband’s Mother (illustration)

If you think your family has problems, consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lyn …

Business Destroy’s Relationships (illustration)

Business destroys relationships. It substitutes shallow frenzy for deep friendship. It feeds the ego but starves the inner man. It fills a calendar but fractures a family. It cultivates a program that plows under priorities. Many a church boasts about its active program: “ …