Wii20090830-Entry043-Avoiding the Drama


Tim takes us through the differences that Christians and non-Christians face as they deal with reasonable and unreasonable people. After a quick review, he then presses on to the second point in dealing with unreasonable people.

Wii20090823-Entry042-Unreasonable People


After spending the last few weeks talking about resolving our difficulties with other reasonable people, Trudi begins the discussion about the unreasonable people in our lives. What characteristics define the unreasonable person? What are the goals and motivations of unreasonable people?

(Based on teaching by Alan Godwin and his book, How to Solve Your People Problems)

Class notes: Handout for August 23, 2009 (PDF file)

Wii20090816-Entry041-Fixing the Problem, Part 2


When there is trouble in your relationship – whether at home or work, with the spouse, children, or friends – how do you not only understand the problem, how do you FIX it?

Tim continues our discussion of Fixing the Problem, based on teaching by Alan Godwin and his book, How to Solve Your People Problems.

Wii20090802-Entry039-Fleeing the Trap, Part 2


Trudi completes the lesson on Fleeing the Conflict Trap and what to do about the button-pushing and reactions that happen in our relationships.

This teaching is heavily based on Alan Godwin’s book, How to Solve Your People Problems. You can find his material at www.PeopleProblems.org.

Download the Class Notes for the Conflict Trap.

Wii20090726-Entry038-Reason and Fleeing


Tim wraps up the session from last week on developing our reason muscles and Trudi discusses how to get out of the Conflict Trap. This is a fast-paced discussion covering a lot of ground.

Download – the class notes on Personal Wrongness