The Upside of Agony

How Emotional Pain Can Become Your Friend

Season 1, Episode 38

At times couples can agonize over major mistakes, lapses in moral judgment, or exposed character defects. There is no way to make the emotion associated with these episodes feel smooth. In this podcast we will explore how struggles with deep agony can become the catalyst for personal growth that may never have happened without the problematic circumstances. Agony can hurt, but pain is sometimes the best way to reach maturity.

The Upside of Agony

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we came to understand that:

  • Agony can put you in touch with your deepest beliefs and core values.
  • When managed well, agony can prompt you to know the essence of love and mercy as never before.
  • Agony can strip you of prideful traits, and that’s a good thing.

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