The Future is BRIGHT

December 17, 2018

Launching Leaders recently participated in an interfaith meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, where a few college students were impaneled to answer sensitive questions regarding how their faith drives their actions and what their view is about religion and spirituality. Consider how you might answer these questions which were posed to them: How does your faith/belief … Continue reading The Future is BRIGHT

Dying of Despair?

November 27, 2018

It was not that many years ago, that our family of seven (five children) would gather around a table at a restaurant where we laughed, visited, poked fun at one another, and genuinely had a great time enjoying each other and our oddities.  Recently I purposely looked around while my wife and I were in … Continue reading Dying of Despair?

Listening without haste is a powerful medicine

October 26, 2018

Guest Opinion that Appeared in Deseret News on October 23, 2018 It doesn’t seem that hard to figure out, but it’s often difficult to learn how to listen with real intent. Why? Because our modern lives have swallowed up the time to care about the details of caring; the time needed to think beyond ourselves … Continue reading Listening without haste is a powerful medicine

Cafeteria Spirituality

October 17, 2018

In a recent study of how millennials and the rising generation seek out meaning, it may surprise you to learn what is displacing organized religion in their lives.  “How We Gather,” a study by Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, researchers at Harvard Divinity School, found the most striking places they seek and find meaning … Continue reading Cafeteria Spirituality

Charting Your Course the Millennial Way

August 31, 2018

It’s an act of “adulthood” to move beyond the plan in your head and heart, to a plan of action for charting your course in life. For many in the rising generation, the act of planning is delayed by a fear of being hemmed in. They want their lives to be as free flowing as … Continue reading Charting Your Course the Millennial Way

The End of Living in Chaos, The Beginning of Personal Peace

August 3, 2018

It’s not uncommon in today’s world to segment aspects of our lives. Compartmentalization is the buzz word of the day, but I have an even better buzz word to chew on…..CONGRUENCY. In many countries on four continents, Launching Leaders has worked with groups of 20 and 30 somethings, and one of the things we’ve noticed … Continue reading The End of Living in Chaos, The Beginning of Personal Peace

What Is Real: Five Stepping Stones to Contentment

July 24, 2018

What Is Real:  Five Stepping Stones to Contentment What Is Real:  Five Stepping Stones to Contentment Did you know about 36% of Millennials and Gen Z’s are choosing to not be affiliated with religious institutions?  Six percent are atheist, and 7% are agnostics.  Of these two groups 38% say religion is very important in their … Continue reading What Is Real: Five Stepping Stones to Contentment

Core Values, Your Flight Safety Check

July 9, 2018

One of the great attributes of the rising generation is their desire to live a life of good ethics. While everyone wants to have a center from which they operate, a center that is the root of who they are or want to be, actual development and articulation of these core values (ethics) are rare. … Continue reading Core Values, Your Flight Safety Check

To Lead Millennials, Come Along Side Them

July 3, 2018

Op-Ed Article that Appeared in Deseret News on June 29, 2018 Millennials (20-30 somethings) are often criticized by older generations as being entitled, lazy, and self-absorbed. Boomers like myself are known to castigate them for pushing against the status quo and tradition. Indeed many in the rising generations push hard against hierarchy. But, they also … Continue reading To Lead Millennials, Come Along Side Them

Spiritual PTSD

June 27, 2018

I recently took another trip across Southern Wyoming, and at about Wamsutter the heavens opened as I pondered deeply the spiritual state of my friends of the rising generation.  I opened my sun-roof to allow my personal “heaven’s gate” to be open to my wandering mind. I had a couple of passengers, who looked upon … Continue reading Spiritual PTSD