by: John Trent, Ph.D.
For almost all of us, this lockdown feels unending. But in truth, the day is coming (sooner for some, unfortunately, longer for others) when the door to your home will legally and practically crack open. Shortly after that, those same people you have spent so much time with, will very likely never be this close, for this long, again.
Which means you need to HAVE THAT CONVERSATION NOW. What do I mean by that?
We’ve all read heartbreaking articles of how people are dying alone fighting this terrible plague. Wishing so much they had loved ones nearby to share words they are unable to say. Thankfully, for most of us, we’ve been sheltering in place, staying safe, with people we love. But in this incredible time of forced “togetherness,” there are three conversations you need to have. Before sports, work, school (yes, school outside your home will start again) and life take these people in your life away, please make the most of...
By Brooke Brown
Summer has always been a great time for families to make memories together. Perhaps you remember all the laughter during those rambunctious family reunions, or backyard food fights at Independence Day BBQs or posing for silly photos in your mouse ears at Disneyland? Gatherings like these can also be a wonderful opportunity to capture your parents or grandparents stories as a way to further the Blessing for them and you.
No matter who they are, we can learn from their experiences and better understand who we are from knowing where they’ve been. I believe every caring parent wants to leave a legacy for their children and future generations of their family. As the child, doing this type of project will also give you a chance to relate to your parents and grandparents as well-rounded people, instead of just “Mom and Dad,” etc.
My mom’s side of the family agrees that I’m most like my grandma Geneva, in our appearances, demeanors, desire to...
By: John Trent, Ph.D.
Simon Sinek is an outstanding speaker and thinker. Take a look at his TED talk on the golden circle. It’s a metaphor for what is most important to a leader, a coach, or anyone trying to figure out relationships — or even how to sell things. At the center of his talk, and the circle that he draws, is the word why. Because if you don’t take the time to answer that “why” – you can keep spinning in emotional circles – stuck and never really move towards a special future.
I believe that is a major reason why this message of the Blessing has helped so many people over the years. And be of great help to you. Because at the heart of this amazing biblical concept is an answer to not only our most troubling “Why?” questions – but freedom as well.
For me, personally, it was in digging into the Blessing where I found out “why” my own father bailed out on our family when we were young. (Based on...
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Here you will find tons of information about giving and living out The Blessing. You'll also learn more about what to do if you didn't receive The Blessing yourself, and how you can heal.
We have 4 main Blessing Experts that you'll be hearing from - but we are always looking for others to join our Blogging Team as well!
Our Blessing Experts are:
Dr. John Trent - Dr. Trent is not only the author of The Blessing, but he has helped over 2 million people transform their relationships and faith by understanding and giving The Blessing.
Kari Trent Stageberg - Kari is the co-author of The Blessing, and specializes in helping people take clear and easy steps to give someone their Blessing each day.
Dr. Tony Wheeler - Dr. Wheeler is an expert at helping people heal when they didn't receive The Blessing. Look for his blogs, and more about what Dr. Wheeler calls "The Blessing Cry"
Brooke Brown - is...