Character Blocks: How to build a personal foundation that will support your dream life
This book is designed to help you see where you are in life, where you have been in the past, and how to find the path that will lead you to the life you dream of living.
Many of the stories told come from my own journey and the path that I had to follow in order to get to my dream life.
There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing people apply truths that I teach in relationship building seminars. These individuals and couples are equipped to avoid the pitfalls of ignorance that I experienced.
The sad thing is that many will never seek a counselor’s office or attend a seminar like mine. For those people, this book points them in the direction of a happy, healthy life.
It has been said that insanity is doing the same thing again and again, expecting a different result.
So many people vow to love one another and really put forth the effort, but due to the lack of knowledge, they fail—just like I did. Even though they were determined to do the WHAT (love), they didn’t really know the HOW (to love).
The key is to understand WHAT love looks like and HOW to love in the way God loves us—love as a noun (God) and a verb (how He acts toward us).
When we understand and apply this simple truth, ALL of our other relationships will lead to the life we dream of living.
About the Author
Dr. Terry Donelson is an author, counselor, and a teacher who has had to learn a lot in order to overcome the many difficulties she has experienced in life. For many years she struggled as a single parent to raise her son and daughter after her early marriages failed. Because of the lack of financial support or involvement from the exes she was forced to work long, hard hours as a waitress in order to provide for her family.
Clearly, Dr. Terry made some poor choices regarding relationships but the fact is she was clueless to exactly what she was lacking or doing wrong. Fortunately, a pastor who, instead of condemning her, like so many other people had done, offered to get her some help.
Accepting this help set her on a path where she discovered a lot about life and relationships. She began to identify the root causes of her relational difficulties and how to overcome them. Right away that knowledge ignited a passion within her to help others, as well.
For the past 25 plus years, Dr. Terry has been able to help many individuals and couples to find that same path. She begins by reconciling them to God. Then practical and spiritual truths are presented throughout the rehabilitation process by means of counseling, workshops, or seminars.
Many people, however, would never go for counseling or attend a training of sort. That is why Dr. Terry has decided to put her life-changing messages in a weekly blog at: www.terrydonelson.com and into a book.
This particular book, “Character Blocks,” addresses the building blocks of a person’s foundation which represents their character. One’s career, possessions, relationships or selves (C.P.R.s) actually depend on the foundation for their support. And, it is only good character that possesses the adequate strength for that task. The book points out how to recognize any inadequate blocks while offering strategic steps to develop blocks that are load-bearing.
Dr. Donelson is currently writing other books, as well, that will offer some vital relational help for the reader. Some of those book titles include The Love Walk, Me and My Big But and Neglect, the Worse Kind of Abuse.
Dr. Terry gives God all the glory for opening the doors to equip her for the work she does. She graduated, with high honors from Winston-Salem State University with a degree in Psychology. Then went on to earn a Doctorate in Ministry as well as a Doctorate in Theology from Christian Life School of Theology.
As an individual, Dr. Terry begins each day reading the Word, praying, and singing to the Lord. Afterward, she writes, counsels, teaches or prepares workshops and seminars. Other than that she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, taking long walks, or playing ping pong with her husband.
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