Wii20101010-Entry094-Who’s Sorry Now?

We begin a new series on the subject of Apology.

We have all experienced the disappointment of a poorly given apology. And we aren’t always successful in apologizing to others. Yet, failed apologies can hinder, harm, and even destroy relationships.

How can we improve? What apologies will best repair your relationships?

Trudi begins this session with the introductory material for this teaching arc. We will be using various materials, including The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas, and Effective Apology by John Kador.

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Wii20101003-Entry093-Skillful Listening

Part 2 of our short study on listening. Once again, most of this class is using video clips from Dr. John Townsend.

Video 1 – Obstacle to Listening #6

Video 2 – Necessary Skills to Listening #1

Video 3 – Necessary Skills to Listening #2

Video 4 – Necessary Skills to Listening #3

Video 5 – Necessary Skills to Listening #4

Video 6 – Necessary Skills to Listening #5

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Wii20100912-Entry090-Review

Today we review the Do’s and Don’ts of dealing with fence resistant spouses, ending with some additional don’ts, as well as the most important do’s.

(Most of this was recorded live in the Wiilationship Sunday school class, September 12, 2010 – the 24th wedding anniversary for Tim and Trudi. There was a recording issue that made it necessary to record a new front-end for this. Too bad, because there was some really fun discussion that happened in class.)

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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Wii20100627-Entry081-The People You Work With

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?

Today we are talking about the People You Work With. Tim discusses a Biblical Theology of Work and what fence problems might show up on the job.

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.

Listen to the class.