We all have difficult people in our lives who create tension – people we live with and/or work for and with. How we respond impacts not only our mental health but also the person causing the issues. Join us to learn how to respond in a way that de-escalates tension and prevents us from acting inappropriately.
What will you do when an unjust law or rule conflicts with your faith?
The year 2020 revealed the hearts of many people. We saw widespread protests against police brutality. We saw churches shut down, both voluntarily and involuntarily. We witnessed public attacks on pastors and church buildings when they refused to close. Some were even arrested. No one could have imagined how quickly things escalated, and many were unprepared. We’re no longer living in a “what if?” world. The rules can change at any moment. Government laws and workplace policies tighten by the day. It’s no longer unthinkable that rules could be enacted that violate our faith. What will you do? Christians need to think about the seriousness, the risks, and the righteous duty for Civil Disobedience before the time comes to act. Are you ready for the days ahead?
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.
Peter Demos entered the family restaurant business at age 12 when he started working as a dishwasher in his dad’s Western Sizzlin’ restaurant. From there, his experience in the food industry and serving others gradually grew under the tutelage of his father, who imparted to Peter many aspects of what it takes to run a successful business. After graduating from high school, Peter earned a B.S. in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University before studying law at the University of Missouri. He went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, during which he discovered that his passion was only fully engaged in the exhilarating food industry. In 1999, Peter returned to his parents’ family restaurant, Demos’ Restaurant, with the single goal of growing the organization. His experience as a restauranteur grew, and he was given the position of chairman on the Board of Directors for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and president of the Tennessee Hospitality Association. Currently, he is the president and CEO of Demos’ Brands and Demos Family Kitchen, owning six restaurant locations across middle Tennessee and 14 different restaurant entities, including two PDK southern kitchens and Pantry restaurants. Peter is a highly sought-after leadership source expert and speaker on business, leadership and faith, bringing his biblical perspective and insight gained from his own struggles to guide others to truth and authenticity in a broken world. He is the author of “On the Duty of Christian Civil Disobedience” and “Afraid to Trust." He has been featured in numerous mainstream and faith-based publications including "The Washington Examiner," "Townhall," "The American Spectator" and "Christian Post." In addition, Peter also serves as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University where he teaches a class on leadership and management