We continue the discussion on dealing with unreasonable people and how to avoid the drama. Good, thoughtful discussion on the pitfalls and traps we should look for when trying to avoid the button-pushing and drama-creation of unreasonable people. And perhaps a surprising note about Jesus and unreasonable people.
Based on teaching by Alan Godwin.
(UPDATE: Here is Avoiding the Drama Handout, in PDF format, which covers the last two weeks of class.)
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.
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)
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.
Tim discusses how to actually fix the problem. THE problem. He also talks about the key questions to ask yourself that will help you in fixing the problem.
Much of this material is based on Alan Godwin’s book, How to Solve Your People Problems. Find his info at PeopleProblems.org.
Download the Class Notes from August 9, 2009.
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.