When you’re feeling down from being judged

Whether the accusations are true or not, knowing how to handle someone else’s judgement of your character and lifestyle choices in a healthy manner is a pretty big challenge. Here are a number of resources- more than usual- to help you as you seek to honour God in your attitude and dealings.

A great story about our tendency to judge and what God might have in mind comes from Carlos Whitaker: “Strangers, Sweaty Palms, and Selfish Sinners [the story of holding that strange man’s hand.”

Moms, take a moment to read another mother’s reflection on choosing not to judge, but to honour others in “When You Feel Judged.”

One way to deal with judgement is to stop caring so much. Consider joining Mary DeMuth in turning your reputation over to Jesus.

What do you do when you’ve been criticized? Mark offers 12 biblical responses.

Or how about taking a completely different approach to relationships? Instead of judging, look for these ways to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

This post is addresses the topic of judging others.

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The Dangers Within: Anger

angerThis week’s focus is on anger. There is plenty of it in this world and in our hearts.

GroundWork continues their series with this episode on anger.

Next up are two stories about people who seemingly had every right to live and act in anger. Instead, they chose a different path: forgiveness.┬áJeanne Bishop’s piece on the CNN Religion site traces her change of heart from retribution to forgiveness.
Eugene Cho profiles Curtis Martin in “The soul of Curtis Martin: violence, abuse, poverty, family, faith, forgiveness, and football.”

Handling criticism is difficult, and people’s comments can lead us to a lot of anger and resentment. Mark Altrogge offers some helpful, biblical tips for dealing with other people’s opinions about you.

 

This post is for adults and teens and covers topics like anger, forgiveness, relationships, communication, criticism and reconciliation.

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