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PROTECTING OUR KIDS FROM PERFECTIONISM

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Other Topics | 0 comments

PROTECTING OUR KIDS FROM PERFECTIONISM By: Ed Wimberly, author of PARENTING WITH AN ATTITUDE…21 Questions Successful Parents Ask Themselves “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street” Zig Zigler “Why is it that in every area of my life I seem to be doing well, and yet, I still feel like I am somehow failing?” “I don’t know what I’ll do if I get a “B” this semester.” “It seems like regardless of how hard I try, how well I do, that I always feel like I could have done better.” “When I do experience success, the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment doesn’t last long”. These are but a...

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25 things I wish someone had told me when I was 25

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Other Topics | 0 comments

  By: Ed Wimberly, Ph.D., author of PARENTING WITH AN ATTITUDE…21 Questions Successful Parents Ask Themselves Lot’s of water under the bridge since I was 25! And as I look back on the years I’ve lived since, there are some things I have discovered-most often the hard way-I wish someone had given to me way back then (not that I would have listened much at the time, but at least I would have had the ideas to think about as I grew older). So for what it’s worth, here are 25 things I wish someone had told me when I was 25.  And feel free to weigh in and suggest ideas...

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From Guilt to Grace, and then on to Gratitude

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Other Topics | 0 comments

“Forgiveness: embrace it, appreciate it, offer it.”
 
I grew up in a church that taught a fear of God’s wrath was the most effective way to keep us sinners on “the straight and narrow” road to salvation and relationship with God. I even recall being told that, “If you don’t feel guilty, the devil must really have you”.

Thankfully, I never bought into such thinking. Somehow-I suspect by God’s grace-it made little sense to me that His way of drawing us closer to Him would be to keep us frightened and feeling guilty. Such an approach I reasoned might help steer us clear of our sinful ways, but surely, it would not do much to build a relationship with Him.

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