Validation can be so crucial and extremely clarifying. Sometimes a conflict
can be avoided by simply validating what your spouse has said.
To have experienced hopelessness means we’re invited to become capable empathizers
of those who would give anything to feel thankful, but for a plethora of reasons can’t…
When we validate our mate’s feelings, it often averts a conflict or, at the very least, deescalates it.
I’ve had to wrestle lately with the emotional trauma of being a young Black man in America. I don’t say that in anger, and I assure you that this isn’t going to be some vitriolic rant.
It’s okay to be honest about how you feel during the holidays. Just ask Mr. Rogers…and Jesus.
Episode #84 – This episode is all about insight and the Word in us! We’re moving beyond our feelings, staying on plan, and focusing on our WOTY (word of the year)!
I wanted to join them; but again, something within me had shifted. The “me” I knew was gone and this other person who felt depressed had emerged.
Episode #80 – What can we do when our emotions threaten to take us out or drag us down? While it isn’t easy, we have the option of asking God to stir up our faith to triumph over our feelings.
Our heritage is rebellion. Our forefathers rebelled against the king, consequently, we’re still rebelling against THE King and His authority structure.
What good does it do if we only love those who love us in return? Even evildoers can love other evildoers. Where is the righteousness in that? Where is the reward?
Episode #17 – They also talk about healthy ways they can “seek wise counsel” before making important decisions and how detrimental it can be to constantly fly solo.
Here’s another confession. I have trust issues. There was a time in my life where I lived fully trusting in those I loved, deeply loved. I trusted them without a second thought.
Our receptionist asked him the general greeting question, “How are you today?” He laughed and replied, “It’s too early to tell.”
I was floored, and I was humbled. My emotions had been such a burden to me my entire life, but now I knew that they served a purpose larger than I had ever dared to realize.