How we deal with conflict will either grow a relationship or destroy it. Our guest will expertly lead us through successful conflict management, resulting in more secure and peaceful relationships. She will offer real-world advice based on solid research for marriages, parenting, extended family, ex-spouses, blended families, and friendships. Today, we will learn to reverse negative relationship patterns, let go of unresolved anger, negotiate expectations, set boundaries, and even stay in relationships with unsolvable conflicts. Self-inventories, questions, and descriptions of personality styles provide hands-on tools for self-recognition and better understanding. Throughout, she directs you to your ultimate source of relational transformation: a loving God.
Say goodbye to fear, regret, and "I should (or shouldn't) have said that." Say hello to intentional, appropriate, timely conversations that get your point across even as they build relationships. Join us today to discover how to master the skills of confident communication in any situation. Learn when you should speak – and when you shouldn’t.
Dr. Linda Mintle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker and national expert on relationships and the psychology of food, weight and body image. With 30 years of clinical experience working with couples, families and individuals, she brings her common sense approach to people who want to live in positive mental health. Dr. Mintle is a best-selling author with 19 book titles to her credit, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, a national news consultant, featured writer for Beliefnet and hosts her own website.
Dr. Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of seven books, including People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys and How to Communicate with Confidence. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest, Pastors.com, and Entrepreneur. He is also a frequent speaker and blogger.