This resource helps you to “speak the truth in love” without watering down the message by explaining how to communicate better with those who strongly disagree.
Conflict is a part of life. Whether it’s a controversial political issue, a family struggle, or opposing views on religious beliefs, we seem to be surrounded by strife. How can we respond as Christ would to people who disagree with us? Find the answer in this practical, biblical workbook that shows you how to respectfully dialogue with those who hold opposing viewpoints.
Topics include learning how to: see conflict as an opportunity to mature in Christ; replace gossip, quarreling, and division with dialogue and unity; discuss controversial issues effectively; address racial/ethical prejudices, gender, and religious/political differences; deal with divisions within the Church; and communicate in ways that honor and glorify God.
Each of the 12 Bible studies examines a communication principle in light of scripture. A short teaching text is followed by guidelines for Bible study; notes, quotes, and anecdotes; personal application questions; optional group activity suggestions that can be used for discussion questions or homeschool assignments; and a “My Commitment” journal entry.
Building Bridges Not Walls
Page Count: 144
Author: Jeff Rosenau
Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12, college
Topic: Christian Living, Life Skills, Communication, Thinking Skills