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Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

Opposites

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren grandsons: Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
  • 2008 Oct 28
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Yesterday I received a message via Facebook (yes, I’m on Facebook, and if you are, come by and say hello) from a friend who is preparing a talk for an upcoming retreat. She said she wanted to focus on the importance of spiritual balance. She said she had been thinking about some opposites—or maybe some are what you would call complements:

Order/legalism
Grace/tolerance
Saving/hoarding
Confidence/boastful

She asked if I had any suggestions. So I threw out these suggestions:

Talking/listening
Doing/waiting
Forgiving/blaming
Yielding/demanding
Confessing/justifying
Holding on/letting go

The last one may be cheating because I added an extra word. Still, it’s an interesting exercise. I thought I would throw this open to our readers. What other opposites/complements come to mind? We welcome your suggestions.

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