Strategic Failure


I spoke to my Marine son, Grant, this weekend about how his Marine Combat Training is going. He said he's learning amazing battle strategies for the war in Iraq, but not Afghanistan. I asked him why and he said that they can't train them for what they haven't experienced yet. He said that strategy comes from failure and they haven't fought enough or failed enough to develop the best strategies.

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That was very compelling to me. So often, we're afraid to fail, but look at all the lessons we miss!


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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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