8 TIPS FOR GIVING CRITICISM

When you need to confront, especially as one Christian to another, or as a leader to someone you supervise, here are tips I’ve learned from 40-plus years in vocational ministry. 1.    Know the conditions for giving criticism. When is it necessary? *Is the person’s...

9 TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO A CRITIC

The only surefire way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.  In a span of 45 years of ministry, here are response suggestions that I’ve learned the hard way. ​ 1.     Not every critic or criticism merits a response. If I defend myself from every salvo, the effort...

As Long As Forever

My son and daughter-in-law were wed on the beach in South Carolina in 2004. I wrote this poem for them and read it during the ceremony. May their marriage and the marriage of your children last “as long as forever.” Terry 3/31/16How long should you love this beautiful...

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