In this article, Howard Eyrich presents a case study in premarital counseling with complications that threatened to disrupt a church. Eyrich walks through how it was handled, how meetings were scheduled, and what happened. He discusses three communications problems that were unearthed and solved: Making uncritical assumptions about what someone else meant; Escalating the problem by exaggerated language and A “significant-other-person” problem (when a third party got thrown in the mix between two persons).
Making Sense of Self-Pity
What is self-pity, and how should we view it? How can we turn our self-pity into godly lament that engages […]