Author Archive | David Tolbert

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Certain negative communication styles are so lethal to a relationship that Dr. John Gottman calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They predict relationship failure with over 90% accuracy if the behavior isn’t changed. If you find that Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, or Stonewalling are present in your relationship, take heart – change is possible. […]

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Facets of Divorce: Shame

It’s difficult to apprehend the agony of divorce in all its facets unless you’ve been through it yourself.  Divorce brings a variety of painful experiences that most of us taste at one time or another in our lives, only the divorced person experiences them all at once. One of those is shame. Recently, a friend […]

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Meditation on Psalm 18

The other morning I read these verses from Psalm 18: 1I love you, Lord; you are my strength. 2The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. We don’t speak this way anymore, at least not in our everyday language. Sometimes the […]

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