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The First Contact


The First Contact There are times when your email comes in, and you sense a situation is clearly an emergency, and crisis measures are necessary.  There are other times when someone does need help, but it isn’t a situation that … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Effective Training


Guidelines for Effective Training *  When you are asked, “What do you think I should do?”  Reserve your comment until you are certain that you have the complete picture. The greatest single failure of inexperienced leaders is to jump to … Continue reading

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Restitution/Reconciliation


Restitution/Reconciliation Our part in the change process comes in Steps Eight and Nine, when we actually make amends for what we have done.  These two steps are not easy.  As Philip St. Romain said of Step Nine: “There is little … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Redemption


  Image via Wikipedia   The Doctrine of Redemption Personal worth is affirmed in the Incarnation.  To reveal himself more fully, God chose human personality as the means to express himself in history.  Because human existence was not beneath the … Continue reading

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Psychological Centrality


  Image via Wikipedia   Psychological Centrality This principle is basic to the formation of self-esteem because it represents a person’s self-values.  The qualities that are psychologically central to a person will determine which of the inputs from others affect … Continue reading

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Sub-Principles


  Image via Wikipedia   Sub-principles All three sub-principles are concerned with the role of other people’s attitudes in shaping a person’s self-esteem.  Though conceptually distinct, all these processes may produce the same positive or negative result.  Consider the example … Continue reading

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Reflective Appraisal


  Image via Wikipedia   Reflected Appraisal Rosenberg has identified four principles that are related to self-concept formation, and which underlie the development of self-esteem, as well.  These principles are associated with interpersonal and social processes. Reflected Appraisal This principle … Continue reading

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High Self-Esteemers


  Image via Wikipedia   High Self-Esteemers High self-esteemers are self-affirmers; through self-validation, they feel basically confident about who they are.  Although they are not critical of themselves, they are realistically aware of both their strengths and their shortcomings.  High … Continue reading

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Low Self-Esteemers


  Image by Travis S. via Flickr   Low Self-Esteemers These lonely, unhappy people tend to have a negative view of life and of God. They usually  are anxious about the future and bored with life; life is often quite … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Esteem


  Image via Wikipedia   The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem is an important factor in the dynamics of preaching because of its fundamental significance in the lives of people.  The importance of self-esteem to the well-being of persons can hardly … Continue reading

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