Mar 27

the psychology of m-moves

erik erikson (1902-1994) was a developmental psychologist who gave us all langage to describe the growth emotions that mark our human journey. beginning with the struggle between trust vs. mistrust, erikson understood the passages we all make on or way to maturity.

starting in the late 30′s and extending through our 60′s erikson identified a fundamental struggle between generativity (the urge to help others succeed and advance) and stagnation (the temptation to grasp and self serve).  generativity, erikson believed, is the healthy pathway of those who understand they are at their very best when they lay a foundation for others to launch from toward success.

parenting a new church springs from the hearts of leaders who hear god’s voice. it also is hard wired into us from our creator who designed us to ‘bear much fruit’. little wonder so many find it so satisfying. generativity!

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