Wii20100815-Entry086-Removing Boulders

The previous two weeks were spent discussing the types of conflicts we experience in relationships and, specifically, in marriage. Now we come to the big question: what do we DO about the conflict?

Tim discusses the two parts of every conflict, the path to take in any conflict, and why some conflicts are easier to resolve than others.

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.

Follow along with the class notes (PDF).

Listen to the class.

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.

Read along with the class notes (PDF).

Listen to the class.

Wii20100613-Entry080-Fence Wars

Where are the specific conflicts likely to happen when we try to establish fences – or because we don’t? What are the signs that you might have some problem fence areas?

Tim talks about The Family You Grew Up With and gives steps for handling those problem areas.

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.

View the Class Notes (PDF).

Listen to the class.

Wii20090906-Entry044-Avoiding Reaction

 

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.)