Saturday, January 25, 2014

P1-MPP11 - Coming to Terms With The Blessing

Making Peace With Your Past
Unit 11 – Coming to Terms with the Blessing

Memory verse: Proverbs 3: 27-28, NIV “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow” — when you now have it with you.”
Affirmations to repeat: “I am blessed.”

Day 1: What is the Blessing?

Q1. Referring to pg 187, list verbal statements your parents made to you that communicated blessing.

Q2. List nonverbal messages your parents gave you that communicated a withheld blessing? Pg 188

Q3. List some of the other significant adults who positively or negatively affected your sense of being blessed and why?

Day 2: Ways Dysfunctional Families Distort the Blessing

Q4. Was the blessing kept slightly out of your reach? How was this communicated? How have you responded in your adult life? Pg 189

Q5. Briefly review and paraphrase the four confusing ways the dysfunctional family withholds the blessing. Pg 191

Day 3: Recovering from the Missing Blessing

Q6. What are you going to do about the absence of the blessing in your life? Describe how you will utilize the healthy ways of seeking the blessing outside your family of origin. Pg 195

Day 4:
Grieving for the Missing Blessing
Q7. What are your feelings about yourself at this moment? Have you allowed yourself to grieve for the absence of the blessing in your life? Pg 197

Q9. What is your fantasy about your family of origin? Pg 198

Day 5: Sharing the Blessing with Others

Q10. Referring to Pg 199- 200, list at least four of the things you can say to bless someone in your life.

Q11. Write a plan for how you can bless at least five people in your life.

Q15. What are the major lessons you have learned as you progressed through this unit? (half page)