Saturday, November 6, 2010

Misbelief Therapy

I am going to give you a book recommendation, Telling Yourself the Truth by Dr. William Backus.
It is not a book on parenting but it has been helpful in that area of life.
The gist of the book is about how you are responsible for your feelings, emotions and actions. That you are in charge of your happiness, joy and contentment. It's not some feel-good, sugar-coated, quick-fix tool - it is life changing. Dr.Backus has you examine your self-talk, identify misbeliefs and replace them with truth (which, of course, is Gospel-centered truth).
I love how he reminds you that life isn't easy and just because you are faced with situations in life that are terrible doesn't mean that they are not endurable. And from that endurance, there is great growth. And he gives you tools to endure your depression, anger, anxiety, addictions, lack of self-control, fear of change, your relationships with others and other issues.
I do have to warn you that this book is only good when you are ready to take a serious look at your life.
I will probably re-read it (for a third time) and take more time to meditiate on the questions and exercises, so if anyone is interested in doing this together, please let me know.

Lord bless you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

I still have no idea what I am doing!
But I guess I never will . . .
Still love this job.