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Humanism was the most beneficial theory to me at this point in my life, as this is an area that I have been working on in myself. I don’t mean to dismiss other theories, but we glean that which is useful at the time. I can see areas such as being too critical of others and their beliefs or lifestyle, when I don’t know what has gone on in their lives to bring them to the point they are in. We are all still human and that will remain. As I seek acceptance from others, I must learn to give it as well. Grace bestows grace. Or in the words of our Lord, “Love thy neighbor as thy self” (Matthew 22:39 ESV) I am starting to understand that we are all individuals with different perspectives and priorities, but at our very core we are all created in His image. That is the part we must strive to see in others. Letting the shell of this world fade from our view, and focus on God in man. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 ESV)

In the textbook, when speaking of Carl Rogers it said “He did not think that everything people do is good but, he believed that people themselves are good, as in “Hate the sin but love the sinner” I think we should apply that to our Christian outlook more often.

The other theory that I enjoyed was the cognitive theory. I think this theory applies to my Christian worldview because our world is changing and we have to keep changing as well. I think this theory would help us teach children about being christians as it gives us a better understanding of how they think. I also think that it would help us not only teach them when they are young, but to continue teaching them as they mature and become adults.

The Developing Person the Through Life Span Eight Edition
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