improving conversations

No Mere Mortals

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Have you noticed the arrival of sarcastic banter as the primary mode of conversation? I see it in my own words—and rooted in my attitudes—more than I would like. Such banter can be light, even humorous. My tolerance is waning though. Too much of it makes my stomach sour. I…

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Conversations That Count

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I hate interpersonal conflict. So when I encounter those awkward conversations in which it feels like I am “missing” the other person—unable to connect at a heart level—I get antsy. I worry that it means the relationship is headed for conflict. And because my heart longs for connectedness—with my husband,…

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