Importance of validating feelings
I’m Beth Steffaniak and my story is not what you might expect from a pastor’s wife, counselor and life coach.
I came into marriage with many emotional wounds and unhealthy patterns that left mess after mess in my wake. Click on this link: Beth’s Story to read more about my messy journey.
So if you’re living with a mate who fits any of those descriptors, accept that this skill may be one that you’ll have to lead out on and be the example for your spouse.Other important occasions for validation might be when a deep or vulnerable disclosure is being made—especially if it’s for the first time.But validation can make any time of communication more comforting and effective and is often a lost art in a messy marriage.Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” –Hebrews -16 (NIV) How have you felt when someone has validated your feelings?What has validation helped you to do that you wouldn’t have been able to do without it?