Tip of the Week

The purpose of the Tip of the Week is to provide weekly insight for Pastor’s and Men’s Leaders into the Biblical Design for Men, Issues Facing Men, and How to Build an Engaging Relationship with men that results in Authentic, Biblical manhood. We provide this insight because every man and every church deserves an environment for an engaging Ministry with Men.

Leadership Principles: Express Empathy

by | Oct 25, 2023

Leadership Lessons: Big Idea:  Leaders who learn and express empathy, sit in on others’ pain. It becomes the road to healing.

Many of us as leaders, husbands, and fathers, do not like to intentionally sit in another’s pain. This is especially true when the pain of another can be caused by our words or behavior.  Healing for us and others occurs when we are willing to acknowledge our part in the pain, provide non-defensive empathy for the one in pain, and the willingness to learn new and healthy ways of communicating and behaving in those relationships.

This can be especially true in our family relationships. Many times we can try to fix the situation rather than acknowledge it. We as men are often fixers, not feelers. However, most times we need to sit in the pain for a while for the healing of those involved. While the journey may be challenging, the outcome is worth the price of admission.

Today – Start with the most important relationships around you with those who express the pain in their life.  Don’t try to fix it, rather acknowledge the pain, accept your part in that pain, and find a healthy path forward.  Be willing to find help outside of the relationship. That could be a counselor, pastor, or friend who will tell you the truth.

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