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How to Give and Take Criticism…

Dealing with criticism is a skill every well-adjusted man should possess. We give and take criticism among our co-workers, our friends, and our family. Criticism is an important part of our personal self-improvement, for it is other people who can point out mistakes and shortcomings that we can’t see because we lack objectivity. Unfortunately, many young men today don’t know how to offer and accept criticism like a man. Instead they handle criticism like little boys. When giving criticism, they opt only to give snide, cutting jabs that do nothing to improve the situation. When receiving criticism, they sulk, make excuses, and argue with the person criticizing them. Ask any teacher who has the nerve of giving a student a poor grade. Today’s students will cry and whine their way to a better one. Or worst of all, have their parents intervene. They simply don’t know how to respectfully accept criticism.

Okay, I know this is a blog for men but this advice about giving and taking criticism is wise for women to heed, too….we ladies can be rather catty and “little girl” bratty with one another when in disagreements…and what about this practice in our marriages and families?

Read and watch the videos here: How to Give and Take Criticism like a Man

hattip to Phil Brown, the Lutheran Baptist

 

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NAR, Trump and Brownbeck

EngleFTA: Now, under the Trump administration, NAR leaders have gained unprecedented access to the White House, due to their support of him before and since the election. See, for example, this Aug. 4 article from Religion Dispatches, titled “A President ‘Anointed by God’: POTUS Shield and Religious Right’s Affair With Trump.” If Gov. Brownback could get a NAR-originated resolution signed into law, one wonders what other agendas NAR leaders may be able to accomplish with a new president more disposed to cater to them.

http://www.spiritoferror.org/2017/08/more-nar-in-the-news-trumps-bizzare-pick-to-lead-the-state-departments-office-of-international-religious-freedom/6903

“Life! Life! Eternal life!”

John-Bunyan“When a person becomes a Christian, it is no longer a priority to listen to the world. It is no longer a priority to care what the world may think. Everything changes. The world looks completely different. All of the temporal pleasures of this world become less enjoyable because a greater joy has been found. Thus you place your fingers in your ears, for you no longer care about the world’s opinion, and you run like a lunatic crying,  ‘Life! Life! Eternal life!'”

~ John Bunyan 1628-1688