defensiveness

December 2, 2013

4 Important Questions To Ask When You Make A Huge Mistake

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? *  You get caught off-guard by a parent who is upset about an issue regarding their child - you respond in a less-than-professional manner and really let your "humanity" show. *  You miscalculated the possible attendance to a big event (by over 100) and you don't have enough food, supplies, or volunteers to pull it off. *  You left your preparation for Kids Church until Saturday Night, then get hit with an unforeseen emergency.  You end up walking into Kids Church with NOTHING planned - and EVERYONE knows it! All of us face […]
June 18, 2012

Stop Being So Defensive!

Defensiveness is an issue that causes a lot of harm in mentoring relationships - or any relationship for that matter.  When we are challenged, confronted, or questioned as Kidmin leaders - sadly we often respond with a knee-jerk, reflex response that does more harm than good. For years, my insecurity caused me to struggle with being defensive.  Under the hurt feelings and protests is a deep sense that I’m not adequate, personally or professionally—or both.  No one is above correction, and we can all learn to handle it with grace.  Sometimes, I do a pretty good job of controlling my […]