The power of a timeout to stop stupid arguments

How timeouts help you stop stupid conflict:

  1. Stop escalating,
  2. Get away from each other, this allows you to calm down
  3. Pray, this allows you to gain perspective
  4. Own your part, this allows your partner to hear you and not be so defensive
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The most easy way to understand the heart of communication

Last show we talked about the importance of having structure in how you resolve conflict. So you can’t just go all willy-nilly during conflict and think you’re going to get anything solved.

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Today is about the most powerful word picture in the history of the world when it comes to resolving conflict!  If you’re going to resolve conflict, then you are trying to replicate the experience you get when going through the drive-through at a Chick-fil-a.

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LOVE Talk, the most powerful communication method on earth!

Do you ever get into conflict? I’m in conflict every other day with my wife! And we help couples for a living! Today you are going to discover, possibly, the most important thing about resolving conflict…and you don’t know about it! But no longer, we are going to reveal this truth as we unpack resolving conflict as a couple.

SHOW NOTES

  • If you are going to resolve conflict, you have to have structure!
  • LOVE Talk stands for Listen-Own-Validate-Express

 

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