Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug! 🧹

When you apologize to someone, what do you say? For many, the answer is a simple “I’m sorry.” But why are you are sorry? What are you sorry for? 
An apology always has more impact when it’s specific.
For example, a tardy spouse might say, “I’m sorry I came home late. I know that you worked hard to be ready on time, and I showed up 30 minutes late. I feel bad that I’ve made you wait. I hope you will forgive me.” This apology communicates that you are aware that your behavior inconvenienced your spouse and that you feel badly about it. 
Here’s an apology you should never use: “I’m sorry you got hurt.” That shifts the blame to your spouse and actually isn’t an apology at all. It’s far better to say, “I’m sorry my behavior hurt you.” 
Apologies are crucial for healthy relationships because we are imperfect humans, but too many people think they are apologizing effectively when in fact they are missing the mark. 

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What does Deep Roots Ministries do? We encourage believers to grow spiritually in Christ by discipleship. Continuing the works Jesus did. How do we do that? We study God’s Word to develop a Biblical worldview. Scriptures identify God’s plan for our lives. God’s will to us is revealed in His Word. Together we spend time reading the Bible and studying the Truths of the Word of God. Where do you do this? In our home and others homes with family and friends (small groups), teaching videos, and meetings. Where we are invited to share. Colossians 2:6-7 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

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