Harsh criticism—whether through hurtful words or disapproving gestures—can cause emotional pain, strain relationships, and stunt personal growth. June Hunt shows how to respond, heal, and stop the cycle of criticism with the healing balm of the Word of God.
Is there someone in your life who has been critical of you? We have all been wounded by hurtful words of others—whether it's the constant nagging of a spouse, an overly critical friend, or a fault-finding parent. At the root of a critical spirit often lie insecurities and unmet needs. For many, critical attitudes are "caught" from a home life where parents modeled this destructive behavior. Whether you feel constantly beat up by the biting words of others or whether you are personally struggling with an overly critical attitude, find out how to respond to harsh criticism and how to cultivate a caring spirit with this book.
Discover how to—
Respond to harsh criticism
Confront someone with a critical spirit
Accept constructive criticism
Combat negative criticism with truth
Demonstrate a caring—not critical spirit—toward others
Use this encouraging book as quick-reference or as a Bible study. Perfect for those who have been scared by the verbal criticism of others and for those who struggle with being overly critical.
What Causes Someone to Be Overly Critical? Why Are They So Mean?
This mini-book will shed light on what often causes people to develop a critical spirit. A critical spirit doesn't just appear out of nowhere—it is created and nurtured by past negative experiences. A critical spirit is often developed under the pressure of continual criticism—from unanticipated anger to unwarranted attacks. June Hunt shares not only what these causes are but shares how to heal from these childhood wounds.
The last section titled "Steps to Solution" gives you practical advice on how to confront and cope with overly critical people. It also explains how to break the cycle of criticism by developing a caring spirit.