On Tuesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, author Russ Gehrlein talks about a developmental need and a theological need for high school graduates to move out on their own and begin adulting. One of a parent's hardest jobs is to prepare to let go of their child, knowing they are God's children, not just theirs. When the son or daughter is out of high school and able to go to college or work, it allows them to depend on the Lord to guide them and provide for them. Russ says, "God gives us our children, but a mere 18 years later, he takes them away so they can go out and do bigger and better things for his Kingdom."
Difficult people can be anywhere: at home, school, work, and play—and sometimes, even in the mirror! A difficult person often tries to dominate or control others, with actions and attitudes ranging from aggression to manipulation to passivity or passive-aggression. This person typically resists healthy communication and/or growth. We can’t stop people from being “difficult,” but we can make wise, godly choices to reduce the suffering their behaviors generate in us. On Tuesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, licensed professional counselor Marti Wibbels shares with us specific action steps that can help us wisely face these challenges.
Russ is a former youth pastor, junior/senior high school math/science teacher, and a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant. He is currently a civilian working for the Department of the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He received a bachelor of science in mathematics from Colorado State University and a master of arts in biblical studies from Cornerstone University/Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Russ is a husband of 41 years, father of three adult children, and grandfather of five.
Marti Wibbels, MS, LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice at Palm Beach Counseling and Life Coaching in South Florida. She is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors. A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Marti's work integrates Scripture with proven counseling methods. She is author of the counseling workbook, Core Healing from Trauma and two novels, Secrets Behind the Door and Sound of Light. She and her husband, Alan were blessed with three daughters and with precious grandchildren and enjoy spending time with their family. Additional information as well as free counseling downloads are available at the Palm Beach Counseling website, www.pbcounseling.com.
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