Episode 13

Two Guardrails to Keep You on the Road to Having a Helpful Conversation

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November 12th, 2019

38 mins 37 secs

Season 3

Your Hosts

About this Episode

In this episode we move from things for us to consider get clear about our own disappointment to talking through some tools that will help us have actually have a helpful conversation about our disappointment. We also take a look at ways we can respond if a friend comes to us with their disappointment. Lastly, we consider what to do when we are disappointed with God.

Discussion Questions

  1. How do you feel when you consider sharing your disappointment with your friend? What do you notice in your body? Does your jaw clench or your shoulders tighten? Why do you suppose you feel this way?

  2. Which guardrail is harder for you to muster up: kindness or courage? Is it more in your nature to have be too timid or come on too strong?

  3. Have you ever had a friend share about their disappointment with you? What might their unmet need have been? How did your relationship change as a result of the conversation?

  4. What feelings come up for you when you consider sharing your disappointment with God?

This week’s challenge:
Join us for the Live recording in South Barrington on Nov 15, at 7pm. We will be having a fun, interactive conversation that we hope you won’t miss! We will be in the Atrium at Willow Creek Church at 67 E Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL

Walk ins are always welcome but if you know you’re coming please let us know by registering at willowcreek.org/relate. Register yourself and some fun friends!

Resources:
Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson & Joseph Grenny
Renovate Your Relationships by Scott Vaudrey