Won Without Words
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Shari Popejoy


April 23, 2013

Day 19; What’s The Difference Between Reaction and Rejection?

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It begins young — the squirmy worm held out to the pigtailed girl —  she screams and runs, he chases, and the race is on.

Boys love to get a reaction from girls.

And men love to get a reaction from women–unless it feels like rejection.

Somewhere the game goes awry, and reaction is seen as rejection.

Men are very sensitive to rejection.

Sometimes what he views as rejection is simply reaction.

Reaction is simply a natural response or reflex, or an involuntary response to stimuli related to unknown causes. If your reaction to his advances is seen as rejection, explore together how to change the reaction to a response so that you come together instead of pulling apart.

You might enjoy reading today’s devotion for more about reaction and rejection from 30 Days to Intimacy, which you can download here.

Even though it’s natural to pull away from things that cause a reaction, if there is an unexpected reaction during intimacy, the stimuli can always be adjusted in order to get a more favorable reaction! Work together! Turn that reaction into response.

If he needs a helpful hint or a friendly reminder about how to approach you with success — give him a clue!

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About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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