Dare # 5
One of the most difficult things to solicit is critique from others about ourselves. Whenever we receive critique about ourselves we become very defensive and resistant. “After all”, we say to ourselves “What right does the other person have to “pick” on me?” We fail to realize that critique, when listened to with a teachable attitude, can cause us to make adjustments that could make a profound impact on relationships, especially in our relationship with our spouse. This is what Dare # 5 is all about. Do this Dare today.
“Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.”
Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, “The Love Dare”
Published by Selvan Govender
Selvan Govender is the Founder and Lead at The Safest Place on Earth an NPO and Christian-based organization in Verulam, Durban, South Africa.
Selvan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology as well as a BA (Hons) in Theology from North-West University (NWU), South Africa. He has also earned a Master of Education (M.Ed) qualification from Clarks Summit University (PA, USA). He specializes in curriculum and instruction.
His capacity and vision for education have grown to include life coaching, training facilitation, researching and writing, marketing, fundraising, skills training, literacy development initiatives, and educational consultations. He has worked on Learning Management Platforms (LMS) such as Moodle, Schoology, and Canvas. With experience in the financial field, he also has exposure to the corporate environment. He is versatile and adaptable.
He has also acquired an accredited TESOL/TEFL Certificate having completed a 120-credit course focusing on a complete range of topics surrounding the teaching of the English language to non-native students, both in an overseas and online classroom environment. The subject of his master’s degree dissertation is “Emotional Intelligence, Social and Emotional Learning, Soft Skills, and Authentic Assessment: Implication for School Curriculum and Societal Renewal”
Selvan is also the education architect behind Glocal Edvantage, an education consultation and homeschooling service. He also founded and leads Storytime Literacy Development, a literacy development initiative aimed at school-going learners.
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