Overcoming Fake

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There’s something from Sunday’s sermon that is really worth a repeat. These four skills give us some very practical steps for having real conversations

Four Skills for Real Conversations

  • Recognizing and suspending your thinking or judgments.
  • Expressing your thoughts, feelings, experience, or opinions without creating resistance in others.
  • Asking questions to increase your understanding.
  • Listening and attending to the messages that others are expressing verbally and nonverbally.

(From Overcoming Fake Talk, by John Stoker)

This is too important to toss into the sermon dustbin to be forgotten. Take it and really try it where you work or with someone who is in a different place that you. Our world is so polarized that it could be helpful to just do our part to bring people together.