Honestly, I didn't know there was a positive side to criticism, but after reading this article, I think I'm convinced. Thom Rainer is the President of Lifeway Christian Resources and the author of many books. I read this post on his blog this morning, and I think I will refer back to it when seeking a more positive outlook on criticism.
I think it's safe to say we recoil when criticized, even if someone is so kind to place the word "constructive" in front. But, there is also maturity in receiving criticism well. Did I just say that? I hope I don't have to eat my words. I hope you enjoy the article.