Core Values Crushed by Impatience and Angst

February 21, 2012

When my children were young, I often found myself rushing. This particular time, I was in a big hurry to get to an appointment, yet my son was ravenous after football practice. We swung into Taco Bell to order him a quick snack. There were several cars in front of us, so we waited. And we waited some more. Finally, we placed our order. The order taker asked me several times to repeat my order, each time speaking louder with a little more frustration in my voice. I tried to be patient but anxiously watched the time getting later.

Posted in Communication & Interpersonal Skills

True Motives for "Sorry, I Didn't Mean It!"

May 18, 2011

If you're around children—or even adults—for any length of time, you will eventually hear "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it" or "I'm sorry, it wasn't my intention to hurt you." And then the child or person goes along their merry way like nothing ever happened.But if we didn't mean it, why did we do it? Why do we so easily dismiss our behavior when we hurt someone that it was okay just because we "didn't mean to"? This statement has become so common that we have come to accept it as true. Let's look a little deeper.

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Communication & Interpersonal Skills

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