Domestic Diversions

I’m OK, you’re not?: Acceptance versus control

Hour of Power reminds us of the influence that flows from changing our own minds and perspectives, rather than trying to control another human being.

Bobby Schuller writes (excerpt):
[I]n our marriages, many times we’re destroying our own teammate by trying to change them into something that we want them to be.

Research shows that the more you try to change someone, the more you criticize and challenge them, the more they dig in their heels and they try to justify whatever or whoever they are. It also shows that the more you can be accepting of another person, the more that you can show them love no matter what, it actually frees them to make the changes that you would really like to see made.

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