I beg to differ : navigating difficult conversations with truth and love
How do we communicate with people who disagree with us? In today's polarized world, friends and strangers clash with each other over issues large and small. Coworkers have conflicts in the office. Married couples fight over finances. And online commenters demonize one another's political and religious perspectives. Is there any hope for restoring civil discourse? Communications expert Tim Muehlhoff provides a strategy for having difficult conversations, helping us move from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. By acknowledging and entering into the other person's story, we are more likely to understand where they're coming from and to cultivate common ground. Insights from Scripture and communication theory provide practical ways to manage disagreements and resolve conflicts. We can disagree without being disagreeable. And we can even help another see different points of view and learn from one another.
Conflict management, Conversation, Interpersonal conflict
Christianity | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication
Muehlhoff, Tim, "I beg to differ : navigating difficult conversations with truth and love" (2014). Faculty Books and Book Chapters. 28.