Belonging

Just read this quote and thought it is worth posting it!

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” Virginia Satir

??? What did you experience in your family or what do you think about this quote???

 

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I like that quote. It made me think about an article I read recently that cited a study, which found that divorce among those raised in large families have a lower chance of being divorced. The research found that these people grew up learning to tolerate differing personalities and are better at finding compromises etc.

  2. 3

    granonine said,

    It’s a good principle, and a great ideal. I just think it’s too easy to assume the opposite is also true; people reared in ugly environments have no hope of understanding their own worth. All of us have the opportunity to rise above whatever our beginnings may have been. I’ve seen it happen. When you come to know God, it changes the whole picture.

  3. 5

    I love the quote! It describes a grace-filled home; this is what I want to give our children.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


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