Be Thankful for Gratitude

I believe it’s impossible to experience heart-felt gratitude unless we have first known deprivation and need. I never appreciated someone’s loyalty as much as after I was betrayed; my dependence on others until those I relied on had shirked their responsibility; the value of necessities until after I had struggled to make ends meet; and theContinue reading “Be Thankful for Gratitude”

Identity

The common belief that we need to raise our children’s self-esteem has become a cultural dogma. I would argue, however, that promoting self-esteem is not the real issue and that trying to raise self-esteem can even be harmful. Moreover, our efforts to build self-esteem can further our separation from God and keep us from findingContinue reading “Identity”