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Explores the dangers of praise and blame to the helping professions. Explains the seductiveness of praise, and describes the daily practice taught in twelve step programs used to avoid falling into
addiction to people-pleasing. Includes several slogans useful in avoiding internalizing praise or blame/
Newly ordained Ministers are warned to never listen to the comments at the end of a service. After delivering a sermon, the Minister stands…
Ministers in New Age Spiritual Centers are familiar with the visits of “seekers” – people who spend their weekends visiting Churches and enters, looking for the perfect teacher, the right teaching, the best spiritual practice. They won’t “settle” for just any place, but relentlessly travel and do comparison shopping among all the spiritual goods on display. Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher, wrote:
Spiritual transformation is a profound process that doesn’t happen by…Continue
Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States!
What shall we tell our children about this?
Members of the ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Anonymous 12-Step program spend much of their meeting time talking about their lifelong fight to discern reality; to discover the truth underlying all the “white lies” they were fed as…
Is God male or female?
Is God good or evil?
Is God judgmental or accepting?
If there is an answer to any of these questions, then God is “with qualities” – that is, God is a Being with qualities, just like any other being on earth. This God – one “with qualities” is very comforting. One can find pictures of this God, tell stories of God’s wrath or forgiveness, and in general, can relate to God like one relates to any famous entity. Like us, God gets dressed in the…Continue