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How do we avoid being angry with those who make no effort to avoid pushing your buttons again and again? 

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2 hours ago, ContinuingCorletta said:

How do we avoid being angry with those who make no effort to avoid pushing your buttons again and again? 

Dr. Rick Rigby's "The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout"

(speech online and his book by the same title).

God bless.

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15 hours ago, ContinuingCorletta said:

How do we avoid being angry with those who make no effort to avoid pushing your buttons again and again?

Speak to them and tell them how offencive/hurtful you find there actions/words and ask them to stop.

If they don't or won't ask a church elder to come with you to talk to them.

If they still won't change, have nothing to do with them.

Sit else where in the church, unfriend in facebook etc etc etc.

Finaly commit the whole situation to God. Tell him about your frustratioin, your hurt, feelings of rejection etc ask God to challenge them in how they behave and pray seriously for their good.

Note, You Do Not have to forgive them. All you have to do is commit them over to God, them and all your feelings about it.

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Within the church there's a protocol for dealing with people in error as mentioned in Matthew 18:15 and onward, but I think it works out nicely for personal relations in general. Talk to them alone, then talk to them with two or three others present, then take it before the church if you still need to. After that if the problem persists you don't have to have anything more to do with them. Even for dealing with people outside of the church the general principles are valid. You can forgive a person but you don't have to expose yourself to them if they've proven to be a constant problem. One way of demonstrating your forgiveness is to pray for them.

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7 hours ago, Who me said:

Speak to them and tell them how offencive/hurtful you find there actions/words and ask them to stop.

If they don't or won't ask a church elder to come with you to talk to them.

If they still won't change, have nothing to do with them.

Sit else where in the church, unfriend in facebook etc etc etc.

Finaly commit the whole situation to God. Tell him about your frustratioin, your hurt, feelings of rejection etc ask God to challenge them in how they behave and pray seriously for their good.

Note, You Do Not have to forgive them. All you have to do is commit them over to God, them and all your feelings about it.

I have forgiven this person because I want be forgiven by the Father for times I've done wrong. 

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On 4/29/2019 at 7:58 PM, ContinuingCorletta said:

How do we avoid being angry with those who make no effort to avoid pushing your buttons again and again? 

If pushed into a corner, you can tell them what's on your mind. It's better than letting it build up till you blow up. And it's wise, I think, to have as little to do as possible with such people.

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On 4/29/2019 at 10:58 PM, ContinuingCorletta said:

How do we avoid being angry with those who make no effort to avoid pushing your buttons again and again? 

Hide your buttons. :)

Seriously, the devil is the one that knows your buttons and finds those willing to push them. A little bit there, a little bit here, and then the button pusher shows up and puts you over the edge. The key is to not let the spirit of harassment key you up all day. Finally, love the button pusher since they don't understand the issue. Love covers a multitude of sins.

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