Conflict is inevitable when two people are together. We want our way most of the time, and given the opportunity, we will try to persuade another to accept our view.
With the election rhetoric heating up in these final days before the election, keep in mind that how you express your opinion is perhaps more important than the opinion itself.
Social media is filled with inflammatory language--posts intended to shut down rather than encourage civil dialogue. That's easy to avoid.
Discussions at work or at home? Not so easy to get out of.
There are some strategies that can make communication more effective when expressing a different view, however. I share some of these in my most recent article for Faith and Family. You can read the full article here, but keep these tips in mind:
At all times, keep these words in mind: "Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." Proverbs 16:24
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