Did you grow up in a home where you were encouraged to share your emotions, even if they were “negative?”
Or were you told to “get over it,” or “grow up?”
If you have kids, are you good at helping your own children work through issues when they are emotional, or does it completely stress you out?
What determines our success in relationships more than any other factor is emotional intelligence.
The ability to communicate with another person in a way that doesn’t damage another’s self-esteem and get your point across as well matters greatly.
What’s required is emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and healthfully process our emotions.
I got thinking about this yesterday at our ministry taping, when Pastor Dick Lehman shared that emotional intelligence is more of a predictor of success than any other factor.
Proverbs 26 talks greatly about fools. It’s been my observation that the biggest destructive force in relationships, whether marriage, parenting, or friendships, is the lack of emotional awareness and healthfully process them especially during conflict.
So I’m going to dare you to learn something new and not be foolish about this topic. Here’s an important book that will help: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ.
Dare you to read and learn today!
Oh, and if I could humbly make a request, could I trouble you to pray for our taping event tomorrow? We have about 30 people plus a camera crew and director coming to video for the skits for the parenting/grandparenting course, “Generations,” which starts September 18th at Faith Church in Milford, Ohio. It’s open to the public and the cost is minimal. 7-9pm. I was blown away yesterday when we taped the teaching segments – the audience members loved the material and learned a lot – I can’t wait to get the application part happening in the class room. J
Thanks for being on the journey!
Love to you,