Deflective Listening: Don’t Trivialize the Pain
Bearing another's burden means entering their pain with them. Offering reassurance might seem caring, but saying "Everything is fine" or "It'll be OK" can trivialize the pain they're experiencing, suggesting their pain is no big deal.
This book speaks to the way that faith is translated to the next generation. This book offers encouragement for adults to step into a mentoring role to equip the youth of the church for service in God’s kingdom. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of making your faith visible and getting involved in the lives of others. Every church youth director should read this book.
This book by David Lambert is an excellent resource for helping you think thoughtfully about how you celebrate Christmas. In the midst of a consumer focused society we need to approach our celebrations thoughtfully to keep our celebrations focused on Christ. This book offers creative suggestions for making your holiday celebrations meaningful.