Wii20101121-Entry100-Giving and Receiving

We discuss the giving and receiving of apologies.

Tim finishes our session from last week, as we talk about how, when, and where to give an apology. Then Trudi turns to the other side of the equation and talks about how to receive an apology and what some of the biggest apology busters are.

This current series on apologies mostly comes from two key resources – The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas, and Effective Apology by John Kador..

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Wii20100801-Entry084-Six types of conflict, part 1

Every conflict is not the same, though we often react to conflicts like they are. We often think that every conflict takes two people – that both persons have some “wrong” that needs to be corrected.

But, as Tim tells us today, that’s not always the case.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

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Wii20100314-Entry068-Invisible fences are for dogs, not people

Trudi discusses the Tenth Law of Fences. We might have established many fences in our life, with our spouse, our children, our co-workers, our friends – but we did not perform a critical step…we did not tell them. Trudi talks about the need to make our fences visible.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

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