Tagged: relationship

Real relationships with real people

Real relationships with real people

Eric Bryant‘s book gets a reboot as Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World, the book formerly known as Peppermint-Filled Pinatas. The book now has its own website notlikeme.org, sermon series, small group materials, blog tour … This...

How real relationships grow online

How real relationships grow online

My article, “How Real Relationships Grow Online” was published in the print edition of INHERITANCE Magazine (May 2010). INHERITANCE is a magazine for Asian American Christian that launched in 2009. You know what to do: read + add your comments below. Open...

how a conflict played out in social media

how a conflict played out in social media

“Conflict is something that will always be. It is neither good nor bad, it simply is.” [cf. Sam Chand] The incident regarding Deadly Viper had set the online world ablaze, and very uncomfortable words of pain festered in the open space [cf....

Impact matters more than intention

Impact matters more than intention

Wow. These blog post comment threads at here and here about unintentional racial stereotypes is blowing up. Big. Time. [cf. summary] I think that discussing highly-emotionally charged issues in an asynchronous public forum like the online blogosphere is mostly ineffective. One party...

When labels like introvert and extrovert don’t work

When labels like introvert and extrovert don’t work

Earlier this week, I put an anonymous poll out to my peeps, with this simple question: “For those who know me from offline or online, how much of a people person am I?” I don’t think of myself as the consummate people...

how to have real relationships online

how to have real relationships online

Being on vacation, I’ve resisted making plans — I find planning to be drudgery work. So I’ve been quite spontaneous, even though that makes it hard to sync up with others who aren’t able to be spontaneous with me at the same...

online relationships are really real

online relationships are really real

Okay, it’s no more than 26.4% real. Here’s my math, to show my work: We have 5 senses: see, hear, touch, taste, smell. The online world allows us to see and hear one another. That’s 40%. (Aside: I don’t think we want...

how to have deeper intimate relationships

how to have deeper intimate relationships

I think I’ve been gifted (and cursed?) with capacity for the messiness and depth of relationships, even though it may not be apparent for those who are stuck on first impressions. Which is to say, I’m not very good at small talk....