If there is one thing that most people can't stand, one thing that almost always gets an intense, emotional response, it's rejection. Scenario 1: You go out to a bar on the weekend with your friends. Or rather, at some point or other, we established a certain response as our go-to, and we never bothered to alter that response moving forward. Let me give you two scenarios, and let's see if you can tell which one warrants a response of feeling rejected.Not long ago, I sat at my daughter's bedside and brushed her hair away from her stream of tears.The boy who'd promised to take her to prom posted a picture on Instagram of him standing in a circle of candles and roses. " It was obvious that the beaming girl by his side had said yes. Now she had a broken heart, a hemmed prom dress that the store refused to take back and a mind full of hurtful things he'd said to her at school that day. And every time it visits one of my kids, it's worse than awful.
In 1993, another Roy published a study investigating how unreciprocated attraction affects/afflicts both parties. And as the Internet was reminded this week, it’s particularly dicey for straight women turning down straight men.On Monday, Buzzfeed writer Grace Spelman publicized Harry Potter fanboy and (more disconcertingly) Feminspire co-founder Benjamin Schoan’s online flirtation-turned-aggression toward her.The Enemy loves to take our kids' rejection and twist it into a raw, irrational fear that God doesn't have a good plan for them.This fear replaces the truth of who they are in Christ with hopeless lies.
This Focus on the Family book will offer practical trips and suggestions for helping your tween navigate the physical changes and social issues of middle school. When children struggle with a fresh wound or an old hurt, reinforce these four perspectives: It's good for our teens to acknowledge the hurt, but they need not see it as a permanent hindrance to their future.