Fact: We all experience rejection. (Sometimes on a daily basis.)
It can be a tough road to navigate – especially in relationships. So the last point I want to make about navigating through heartache is that we need to learn to embrace rejection.
I present to you, “The Art of Rejection” by Halyley DiMarco & Michael DiMarco. I’ve quoted their book several times over the past week with good reason. This little book helped me to view my own breakup with rational and logical thoughts. I couldn’t get past my wounded feelings and needed fresh perspective.
The DiMarcos firmly and gently helped me to navigate all of the emotions and dilemmas that come along relationship rejection.
From the back cover: Rejection Happens. And it’s never fun. But with the right perspective, you can turn it into something positive. Learn how to view rejection as an art form instead of a painful experience that requires healing. In The Art of Rejection you’ll find…
-Reasons why it’s okay to break up
-Do’s and Don’t of calling it quits
-What to do when rejection happens to you
This book didn’t just help me in dating relationships, I’ve referred to this book countless times when I feel rejected by friends, acquaintances, and even places of employment. If you are struggling to move past a broken relationship, this might be a great little book for you.
I’ll close with one of my favorite paragraphs from the book:
“YES, you are good enough, but you aren’t for them. Those are two different issues. YOUR goodness has nothing to do with them. You are two different people with two different lives that happened to cross. Just because this person has rejected you doesn’t mean you are defective or bad.” The Art of Rejection
May we always remember in the midst of our heartaches that we serve a God who is all too familiar with feelings of rejection and hurt. “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3
(The bulk of this post is from a previous entry in April of 2011.)