Friday, July 9, 2010

Not Mother?

I love this quote by Goethe, “If you treat a man as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become that bigger and better man.”

When our unwavering faith is on his side, he will strive to live up what we have made him out to be. Inspire him. Make him come home beaming by recognized him and appreciated him and teaching your children to.

If only all of us could remember that forcing a man to change often causes rebellion. After all, he didn’t want to marry his mother.

“It is simply futile to try to change another if we do so in a critical spirit, even a mild one. Generally speaking, we influence others most profoundly when we do not seek to change them at all, but simply go about straightforwardly doing the right and loving thing.” -Arbinger Institute

1 comment:

  1. I like the rewording of that quote for my use: "If you treat a woman as she is, she will stay as she is, but if you treat her as if she's a street walker in bed, she will become an even more awesomer wife.”