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      Today, I’m guest posting as part of The Network for Chris Vonada at his blog, I’m Just Thinkin’.  In my post (When Words Sting), I share 5 suggestions for responding to insults.  Here’s an excerpt to get you started.

      When Words Sting

      “If I get a 1,000 compliments and one insult, guess which one I listen to?

      The insult, of course.

      I have an unbelievable ability to ignore a swarm of positive words and camp out on the one negative.”  Jon Acuff (http://www.jonacuff.com/blog/quit-giving-the-haters-phds/)

      It’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another – someone says something to us that absolutely stings.

      Maybe they call you names.  Maybe they are just rude.  Maybe they insult you.

      Words can hurt!

      Words can sting!

      Words can leave a gash on our hearts!

      So how can we respond when this happens?  How can we move past the pain of words?

      If you’re visiting from Chris’s blog, I’m glad you stopped by.  I hope you’ll check things out and become a regular part of The Stretched Community.  You can sign up to receive daily blog updates by adding your e-mail on the main page (I promise not to send you spam).  To help you get a taste of my other writing, here are a few of my favorite posts:

      How do you deal with words that sting?  What step do you need to take today to get past wounds that have been caused by words?