Goals for Difficult Conversations
Understanding, Acceptance, & Modification ... without Agreement 

Some of the questions in these books may provoke difficult conversations. If they do, here are some suggested goals:

Level 1. Understanding Without Agreement. 

Level 2. Understanding and Acceptance (of one another as friends) ... Without Agreement.

Level 3. Understanding, Acceptance, and Modification (of one's views) ... Without Agreement.

Level 4. Understanding, Acceptance, Modification, and Possible New Agreements. 


The best way to start a difficult conversation is for both parties to affirm the following statement ... 

"I have strong convictions about many things ... and I could be missing something" 

Doug Schmidt and his daughter, Katie

Copyright 2016, Katie Schmidt. Permission granted for use. 

Check out Katie's project, Perspectives, dedicated to getting people with outrageously different worldviews into friendly discussion groups.