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“I have noticed that when people struggle with unforgiveness, it shows.”

A thought by Jentezen Franklin from his book, Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart(p. 53). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you found this to be true?
Jentezen says, “This is an absolute: Hold on to a grievance or hate as if your life depended on it, and I will show you emotional, spiritual and even physical decay.”
He goes on, “Research has consistently shown links between the mind and body. What we think about manifests physically. According to the Mayo Clinic, holding a grudge has a negative effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems. One study has shown that people who thought about an offense regularly experienced high blood pressure, elevated heart rates, and increased muscle tensions.
“On the contrary, here is what you get when you forgive: healthier relationships, greater spiritual and psychological well-being, less anxiety, lower blood pressure, fewer sym…
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“Don’t speak to the fool in others; speak to the king in them.”

A thought by Jentezen Franklin from his book, Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart(p. 38). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Now that is an interesting thought, isn’t it?
Jentezen says, “When your children do not do what you want them to do, resist the urge to power on the attack button. This usually involves a lot of shouting and yelling. Sometimes, in a fit of rage or other volcanic emotion, we think we cannot control, we call our children names. We criticize them. We demean them with accusations like, ‘You’re good for nothing,’ and, ‘You should be ashamed of yourself.’
“If you speak to the fool in your child, the fool will stand up. If you speak to the king in your child, the king will stand up. The prophet Micah calls for such a king in Micah 4:9: ‘But why are you now screaming in terror? Have you no king to lead you? Have your wise people all died? Pain has gripped you …

“There is a way to build up and fight for your family.”

A thought by Jentezen Franklin from his book, Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart(p. 37). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Now you notice, he says fight for your family not in your family.There are a lot of fights in families, but there needs to be more fighting for our family.
Jentezen says, “When conflict breaks out in your home when your child is doing something he or she is not supposed to be doing, remind yourself of these tips to help you work through the process.
“1. Attack the problem, not the person. You are all on the same team, so do not take out your frustrations on your loved ones.
“2. Get all the facts before you offer advice or solutions. Think before you speak. Nothing is more damaging than jumping to conclusions.
“3. Look for positives. No matter how bad things get, in every situation, you can always find something positive. Look for it.
“4. Never withhold yo…