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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

Description:

When we think of a person who is overwhelming or domineering, it is common to interpret that person as very strong.  Yet simple logic tells us that one who belittles and demeans is anything but strong. Real strength is measured by traits anchored in gentleness.  In this episode you will be challenged to prioritize traits like respect, humility, and patience as you seek to become a person of influence.

Something to Think about:

 

  • The more overwhelming a person is, the more it illustrates deep hurt and insecurity.
  • Self restraint (not insulting outbursts) is an indicator of real fortitude.
  • A gentle person is more likely to be in touch with the more meaningful aspects of life like goodness, grace, and dignity.

Let’s Talk Question:

What fears do you believe are at the base of an insulting, overpowering manner of communication?  As an alternative, in what way can gentleness indicate strength?

Feb 16, 2016

Description:

Some individuals can treat anger like an old friend who is not good for them, yet they continue to go back to it because of familiarity.  This can represent emotional laziness.  Rather than quickly returning to maladaptive anger, though, it is possible to choose new patterns, and this episode will challenge you to rethink who you want to be when tensions rise.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Chronically angry individuals live with the illusion that they can control the external world.
  • “That’s the way it’s always been” is not a good excuse for repetitive anger.
  • You can rehearse in your mind your cleaner approaches to anger provoking situations.

Let’s Talk Question:

In what circumstances is anger displayed by you because it is just your old habitual way of responding?

Feb 9, 2016

Description:

Love is much more than a fuzzy feel-good experience, as delightful as that might be. Love requires friendship, purpose, planning, initiative and communication.  In this episode we will identify four distinct aspects of being in love, with the goal of stimulating you to examine how you can build a broad and deep foundation for rewarding exchanges.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Maintaining a love relationship involves a multitude of variables that go beyond just feeling good about each other.
  • When elements of love seem missing, communicating your needs in a constructive manner is of utmost importance.
  • The marriage relationship is the one place where you have a chance to impact your partner in ways that no one else on earth can.

Let’s Talk Question:

To you, what is the most important ingredient necessary for a longstanding love relationship? Why?

Feb 2, 2016

Description:

When you feel angry, you are not bound to raw reactions. You can make well-informed choices regarding your use of anger.  In this segment, we will identify five basic choices you have as you experience anger.  Knowing your options (both healthy and unhealthy), you can become more effective in keeping anger within reasonable boundaries.

Something to Think about:

  • Suppressing anger is a choice, just as assertiveness is a choice.
  • If you are inclined to become harsh in your anger, that is not the result of an uncontrollable impulse.  You are responsible for how it comes out.
  • Managing anger is a matter of personal initiative, as opposed to hoping others will cooperate with you.

Let’s Talk Question:

If managing your anger is indeed a choice, why do you suppose so many people struggle with making wise choices?

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