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DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Olivia Connolly, 22

Being a Christian, I hold beliefs that don’t always align with those of my friends. This can be intimidating, but we are called to be a light. So how can we engage in conversations about real stuff?

“Don’t worry about what you’ll say or how you’ll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words.”
Matthew 10:19-20 (The Message)

Instead of avoiding difficult conversations, we can speak words of life and love. We may feel that we don’t have all the right words, but the Spirit promises to help us in those moments. If we can communicate our love by listening and empathizing, our friends might be more willing to talk to us about problems they are facing in their classes, families, or relationships. Although we might not make the same decisions they do in these situations, our caring response might open up further opportunities to discuss difficult topics.

 

SPEAK LIFE: When confronted with a potentially uncomfortable conversation, say a quick prayer to ask God for help in communicating love to your friends.

> Listen to “Speak Life” by TobyMac.

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