I love this sketch, and I’m not sure how I missed it for as long as I did. It’s hilarious.
Still, it sums up pretty well what a lot of people think about counseling. That it’s little more than finding out what people are doing wrong and telling them to cut it out.
Worse yet, some people think this is what counseling should look like.
“Will you just tell my husband/wife to pull it together?”
“What they did was wrong! You’re going to tell them that, right?”
These presume people don’t usually already know when they’re wrong and, if not, that there is immediate value in telling them so.
No time or inclination to get up on a soapbox about this today — the point was to post this funny video for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
Suffice to say, that’s not what counseling looks like — at least not when it’s done well!
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Wow — Blog exploded!
Okay — yesterday I announced on this site that I had installed a new theme on my blog, and yesterday my blog got 400 page views. That’s almost double what an average post gets. And 39 of those views came from Twitter, so thanks especially to my tweeps who stopped by the site to check it out.
Michael Hyatt‘s Get Noticed theme is fantastic if you’re serious about blogging, but still requires a lot of time and energy to set up, especially if you are like me — a blogging mortal who does it all alone!
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Pardon My Dust — Changing Theme on Website
I apologize for the mess on the site right now. I am making some radical revisions to this place! These changes will allow me to communicate more clearly with you than ever. I won’t announce a “finished” time, you’ll just notice the site changing a lot over the next few months, with stuff being added, changed, subtracted, cleaned up, etc.
It will be messy sometimes, but I hope it won’t often be annoying! I am sorry for the inconvenience, and so appreciate your patience.
by David Flowers
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