We all know what it is like to not feel listened to. It hurts when you are sitting there with a friend or loved-one and they are so busy making rebuttals that they are arguing against things you are not even saying. It is frustrating and discouraging. But we should not be too quick to judge everyone else. Do we have good listening skills ourselves? Or do we go on the defensive when we are challenged too? Are we so…
So here is a challenge. You may be deeply struggling over what that person did to you. What if that apology never comes? What if they continue to blame you? How will you move on? Can you move on? You have the power to heal and have joyful relationships again.
Disagreement in marriage is uncomfortable, but it is also the natural path to growth. All couples will disagree at one time or another. Where you have more than one person, you will have friction. The goal is not to avoid disagreement, but to do so in a mutually honoring and nurturing way.
In January, 2014, I received a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital. This was an amazing experience for me. I showed up around 6:00 AM on the transplant wing of Blake 6. The attentiveness and care of the staff was amazing. Here are some universal truths about healing that teach us a lot about how to deal with emotional hurt . . .
3 Steps to Understanding and Overcoming Anger and Anxiety — Jesus encounters a man in a synagogue with a withered hand. The religious leaders were infuriated by this? Why do we act like this?