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Do I Want to Be Like Me? – My experience with a gracious person

I woke up at 4:30, took a quick shower, drove to the airport, spent 30 minutes waiting in line to have my privacy invaded and then I boarded my flight.  I’ve been flying quite a bit lately and am… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 2): Gathering Wisdom Instead of Information

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 1)

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

Six Step Apology (Pt 6)

by Chuck Wow, we are finally on step six!  Thanks for sticking with me as we went through the previous five steps which take us through both establishing responsibility for hurting someone and developing accountability to keep us… Read More

Six Step Apology (Pt 5)

by Chuck The first four steps of the Six Step Apology that I learned from Ford Taylor focus on establishing personal responsibility.  Each step moves you from a position of defensiveness to total personal accountability. Personal accountability is… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 4)

by Chuck In the first three steps we explored the importance of not rushing to “I’m sorry,” and instead looking at what took place, how it impacted the other person, our feelings about it, and then our heartfelt… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 3)

by Chuck There are things I regularly say as a dad that I thought I would never say. Picture me with two 5-year-old girls who are crying.  They are both telling some sort of story that involves pushing… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 2)

by Chuck One of the hardest things for me to say is, “I was wrong.” I’m pretty good at deflecting things.  Just like the Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701 for all you geeks out there) I have my force shield… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 1)

Two things are necessary before you apologize: The offense – the act, words, inaction, or decisions that hurt another person. Knowing that you hurt another person. This seems simple but as parents many times we are teaching our… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Intro)

My stomach hurts just remembering those times in which I’ve blown it.  I shouted. I threatened. I said hurtful things on purpose.  What makes me sick is remembering the fear in their eyes, their embarrassment and hurt, and… Read More