Yesterday I had the opportunity to preach for the first time since Christmas Eve. I started a sermon series on the gospel of John. The sermon can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/155334165
I ended the sermon by talking about Healthy Disagreement. Each Sunday we're going to go deep into one of the eight Core Values of Chain of Lakes. I gave some tips on disagreeing with someone in a healthy way. The following list is certainly not complete, but it's a good start for healthy disagreement with another person:
One, when I disagree with someone I don’t talk about that person to another person. I talk directly to that person.
Two, when I approach a person with whom I have a disagreement I do it in love. I don’t try to overpower that person or manipulate them.
Three when someone approaches me about a disagreement the person has with me, I listen. I don’t get defensive.
Four if the person has a disagreement with another person, I will say in a loving way, “why don’t you talk to that person.” Even if I have an opinion I don’t share it too freely.
Six if someone is pushing our buttons, I will lift that person up in prayer every day
Seven I will pray about my own buttons.