Pastor Ford will urge us to understand that we ought not deprecate how another person feels. We should let them express their feelings. And then, when we communicate, we must own our feelings. We shouldn’t say, “You did this to me.” Instead, we should ay, “What you did made me feel this way.”
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.