Discussion Without Offense

In this episode of At Home, Rachel Reeves leads the ladies into the deep waters of having discussions without taking offense. Rachel did her home work and came armed with scripture and articles to share with us to help us better understand how to handle this sometimes spicy subject.
We talked about some of the things we could be offended or hurt by, and discuss ways to handle that. We also discussed the benefits that come from confrontation, and how it can even build unity if it is done in the right spirit.
And even though we laughed about it, we honestly wonder how to prepare our children for life in a world where college campus have safe rooms, just in case a student needs a place to flee and find safety when there is a lecture or discussion that would be offensive to him. We want our kids to be ready to defend their faith and beliefs, but to do so in a way that is respectful and loving. It is a challenge indeed.
Ultimately, that is what we came away with, that this topic can be a big challenge.
But that doesn’t mean we give up and never speak our minds.
Tune in and hear all we have to say.
We hope you’ll come away with lots to think about.
And not too much to be offended by.

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Show Notes

Rachel:
*https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/justintaylor/2016/05/19/how-to-criticize-a-fellow-christian-or-an-unbeliever-in-controversy/

*http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/

Proverbs 19:11 “ Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 “ Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.” Proverbs 21:23, Psalm 141:3, James 3:2-10.

Greta:
To Kill A Mockingbird https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Mockingbird-Harperperennial-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B00K0OI42W

A Brave New World  http://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-World-Aldous-Huxley/dp/0060850523

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