Category: Personal Growth

  • Cleaning Up

  • Posted by Laura Demetrician on May 24, 2012 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • My youngest daughter is notorious for having a difficult time following instructions.  As a younger child, she had a difficult time remembering and staying focused on the instructions given.  Now it is more that she is overwhelmed with the mess around her.  Perhaps sometimes I expected more from her than was possible.  However, I would … Continue reading “Cleaning Up”

  • Selfish Apologies: Saying “I’m sorry” for your relief, not theirs

  • Posted by Tim Tedder on February 27, 2012 | Topics: Couples, Personal Growth
  • We accept the belief that forgiveness is a necessary component of a healthy, satisfying relationship. But if that’s true, why don’t apologies always work? Why are offended people still unsatisfied after an apology has been offered? Why are the words “I said I’m sorry. What more do you want?!” so familiar? Because too often we are more concerned with gaining our own relief than with giving relief to the other person.

  • Embracing Pain

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on February 13, 2012 | Topics: Coping, Personal Growth
  • Let’s face it, nobody likes pain.  Physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual.  It does not matter which sphere we might be experiencing it, we do not like it.  Our natural instincts are to run and avoid it, or put a band aid on it (band aid can be used literally or metaphorically in this context) in … Continue reading “Embracing Pain”

  • The Common Cold

  • Posted by Jim Keller on February 6, 2012 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • I have been coughing for a month and it is probably been the most frustrating illness I have had in quite some time.  I have a cold.  Or, probably more accurately, I suffer from “the common cold”.  I wish it were more dramatic, that descriptor.  Something like “The Phlegmatic Flare-up” or “The Pulmonary Piranha”, because … Continue reading “The Common Cold”