Her Renewed Strength Podcast | Episode 52
Hard conversations or confrontations are part of life. A lot of people have a hard time having these conversations. It may be due to a general fear of confrontation (rooted in other fears, of course) or because they haven’t resolved past issues with the person they will speak to.
In today’s episode, I share a few tips for preparing for hard conversations. If you freeze at the thought of having hard conversations or avoid them because you fear that they could make things worse, this episode is for you.
So listen up; grab a pen, and notebook, and take some notes. Let’s do it!
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:
Learn what you need to prepare for having hard conversations to help you navigate them peacefully.
Be equipped with the tools you need to manage hard conversations successfully.
Get the right attitude and approach to having hard conversations according to the Word.
“My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” James 1:19 ESV
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Check out these episode highlights:
02.16 – 1st Step to Peace-filled Preparation:
Pray about it. There will not be peace outside of the presence of the Lord. Ask for the right words; the courage; the peace; the confidence.
03.33 – 2nd Step to Peace-filled Preparation:
Know what your intended outcome is. WHY are you having this conversation? What do you want the conversation to produce?
05.33 – 3rd Step to Peace-filled Preparation:
Prepare to navigate the challenges of the conversation respectfully and lovingly. Understand that the response you get might not be well-received. Be prepared to circle back to the conversation.
08.05 – 4th Step to Peace-filled Preparation:
No conversation is ever perfect. Remember to be careful with how you speak.
09.10 – I am in the business of having hard conversations.
I’m a leader in my company, and my job is to help people get better at their job.
The nature of my work (identifying who is liable in auto accidents) is to tell people that they have done something wrong.
Take the time and space you need to have a respectful and God-honoring conversation.
A conversation, if you ask for God’s grace, will always turn out beautifully and peacefully.
Hard conversations are part of maintaining good relationships whether at home or work. Don’t avoid it but learn how to handle it.
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