Episode 14

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1st Nov 2021

When YOU Mess it up: Caring for Yourself by Forgiving Yourself

Failure can be debilitating, especially the failure we bring upon ourselves. The failure that comes when we make bad decisions – decisions we knew were bad when we made them and we made them anyway. If we’re not careful, we can internalize the shame of these failures and deem ourselves unforgiveable. This is the second in a 3-part series focusing on mental health and wellness. In today’s episode we focus on forgiving yourself as an essential component of self-care.

Scriptural Reference: 2 Samuel 11 : 27 - “When the period of mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her to the palace, and she became one of his wives. Then she gave birth to a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done.”

Guest: Rev. Brian Herron, Senior Pastor, Zion Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

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About the Podcast

The Corporate Minister
The Corporate Minister podcast is a safe space dedicated to the hearts and minds of Professional Men of Color.
Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

About your host

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Dwayne Dixon

Rev. Dwayne Dixon is a Technology Executive with over 25 years of corporate experience, including successful stints at IBM, Xerox, and currently Microsoft, where he is a Consulting Director. He is Licensed and Ordained (National Baptist Convention, USA) and serves bi-vocationally as an Associate Minister at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN. Additionally, Rev. Dixon is a member of the National Clergy Council of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Rev. Dixon is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Boule), Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity (Life Member), and 100 Black Men of America. He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and is an M.A. candidate at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

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