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Emotional Stand-Ins Unite!

Have you ever been told any of the following:

You`re too sensitive.

Why do you always take everything personally?

You`re too clingy.

You`re too needy. 1,171 more words

Emotions

Expectations

Instead of waiting for there to be some idea for me to toil over, I think I’m going to write just to write. I think it’s always great just to see where you end up once you’ve started. 791 more words

Question Time: What makes a man?

Manliness is changing, what ‘being a man’ really means is changing. For generations men have defined themselves by action, what we did became who we were. 164 more words

Observations

The Best Thing I Read This Week Is ...

From painter, cartoonist, writer Lynda Barry’s funny, entertaining, instructive writing guide/memoir What It Is.

On sensitivity:

There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight.  

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Books

We love.

Sensitivity is not weakness. Sensitivity is understanding.
An understanding that although it consumes us, it is good. It is innocent. We forgive when we shouldn’t, we love when we shouldn’t.

Bonhoeffer on the Ministry of Listening

The first service one owes to others in the community involves listening to them. Just as our love for God begins with listening to God’s Word, the beginning of love for other Christians is learning to listen to them.

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Essays

Muddled by Your Musings

Do people have difficulty following you?

Are they muddled by your musings about the flaws in our current cultural mythologies? Do they retreat at your ruminations about the future of the planet?  401 more words