Building Strong Relationships

Dependability is a cornerstone of strong relationships. We must know that we can trust our closest family members and can turn to them when times are tough. Family studies literature identifies one measure of these strong intimate relationships as attachment, the bond in an intimate relationship. Originally, attachment was researched between mothers and children. [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

Interview with a Theme Park Manager

Character Core Magazine had the opportunity to visit Frontier City Amusement Park and talk with General Manager, Stephen Ball. CCM:  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with us and share your thoughts on dependability in the workplace­—especially serving the public in a theme park. Please tell us a [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

Introduction to Dependability

When we lived in Houston, we had a friend who was a “casual auto mechanic.” As a hobby, he would buy old cars, fix them up and either keep or sell them. Occasionally he would get in some super sporty model, work on it, and paint it really nice. But he continued to drive [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

The Sacrifice of Commitment

My first sales job was selling Student Handbooks door to door with the Southwestern Company during my summer break between my freshman and sophomore year at Oklahoma State University. When I accepted the job, I didn’t quite understand the sacrifice it would take, or the pride of accomplishment that would be earned that summer. [...]

By |2019-02-26T10:58:03-06:00February 22, 2017|

Dependability at Home

There is so much meaning behind the word dependability and our definition, “Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.” I see this in four major areas of everyday life: Individual Spousal Parental Community Being Dependable as an Individual As an individual we are obligated to self-improve. If we don’t, [...]

By |2019-02-26T10:58:03-06:00February 22, 2017|

Finding Hope

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” This humorous quote by Benjamin Franklin speaks to the fact that there tends to be few things we can count on in life. But, while life may be grim for those who only have death and taxes to look forward [...]

By |2019-02-26T10:58:03-06:00February 22, 2017|
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