“Necessary Roughness” is a show on USA about a psychologist who works for a professional football team.  Each show, she solves the person’s issue while dealing with her own….recently devorced, parenting two teenagers and balancing work, love and money issues caused by her ex.  What I like about this show is that the plot matches the similarities of the issues that she counseling a patient with to the issues in her own life.  The part of me who studied sociology and psychology is intrigued by a therapist is also struggling with some issues of her own.  So the tag line that ‘everyone has issues’ is so true.  So many times, we are looking at the issues or sin in another’s person life yet we don’t stop to take a look at our on lives and where we need to correct the same thing.

Matthew 7:3-5 says, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from the other person’s eye.”

How often is this true of me?  More than I’d like to admit.   It seems like each time I am complaining, I need to take a look at my own life with some ‘necessary roughness’ and ‘tackle’ or remove that BIG plank from my own eye.

Hut, hut…time to tackle those issues!

NOTE: Pluggedin.com review of this show is not as glowing as my thoughts on it: http://www.pluggedin.com/tv/mno/necessaryroughness.aspx  due to the sexual content and language in this show.  You will want to read the review and make a decision as to whether this is something that you or your family will want to watch.

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