Confront. HOW TO TRANSFORM CONFLICT WITH. COMPASSION AND GRACE . David Augsburger. O. David Augsburger, Caring Enough to Confront. Conflict doesn’t need to tear your relationships apart. It can actually make them deeper, more loving, and more rewarding. In fact, I believe that honesty and. Caring Enough To Confront By David Augsburger. 7 Days. Conflict doesn’t need to tear your relationships apart. It can actually make them deeper, more loving.

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The one downside of the book is the indecipherable scoring instructions for the promising conflict behavior survey.

David Augsburger says that we have five options for dealing with differences: They are, the leading question, the punishing question, the demanding question, the dreaming question, the needling question, the setting-up question and this student has heard them all. This is not always the case; one chapter draws the explicit connection between the Gospel and augwburger leadership; but there isn’t always a conc I oscillate between two stars and three stars on this one. Believing that we can somehow avoid it can only damage our relationships, but when we learn to vonfront our needs and wants with those of others, it can be a catalyst in our relationships for deeper loving care.

David Augsburger believes that confrontt relationships bloom out of conflict when we remember that the important issue is not what the conflict is about, but instead how the conflict is handled. Read this book to learn how to care-front and communicate better and more comfortably.


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Whether in family, church or work relationships, Caring Enough to Confront gives readers the tools to make the most of every conflict. Enjoy and learn to communicate better Augsburger said to confront caringly, gently, constructively, acceptantly, and clearly p.

In this type of supportive climate any constructive criticism is much more likely to be received and change is more likely to take place. The other point of disagreement was on the chapter of peacemaking.

I liked this book. So these comments the author made were simply inaccurate. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The chapter on ending blame was particularly helpful augsbyrger it put forth the ground rules for fighting fairly summed up on p.

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Elisa rated it liked it Oct 09, His productions won ten awards for creative religious broadcasting. Overall, though, I think it was a helpful book for understanding how to approach others in a manner that will help both people involved.

Each weakens the other. To ask other readers questions about Caring Enough to Confrontplease sign up. But the book really gave really good clear instructions on how to confront and what steps to take. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. How Your Church Family Works: To confront effectively is to offer the maximum of useful information with the minimum of threat and stress.


Augsburger challenges readers to keep in mind that the important issue is not what the conflict is about, but instead how the conflict is handled. It provides helpful analysis and advice on the little-discussed life skill of interpersonal confrontation. Where people we love respond to honest, caring confrontation of issues with vicious or hurtful attach, then at least we know what we can and cannot expect from that relationship. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Nov 22, Ali rated it liked it. Conflict-adverse people and others are often uncomfortable with both of the latter words.

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