Talking with a trusted therapist or friend who will help a person think carefully, really helps to calm the emotional intensity of a conflict down.
Seeing the person that you are in conflict with as a human being, with his or her own set of struggles, and treating him or her with dignity will speed up any process toward resolution. Taking responsibility for one's self and avoiding blame removes the two biggest road blocks anyone can face in a conflictual situation.
Our Family Outing: A memoir of coming out and coming through by Joe Cobb
Finally, being willing to let go of past hurts and opening up one's life to new possibilities can help any broken relationship enter a season of reconciliation. Successfully navigating through conflict takes two people who are willing to communicate and to be mature. Keep a sense of humor and be willing to learn and change. Be kind and gentle with yourself and the other. Honor each other and listen deeply. And, as the spiritual writer, Paul the Apostle, once said, "clothe yourselves in love. Facebook Twitter Tumblr Their book is available for purchase through their website: For books purchased through their website, they will send personalized and signed copies.
Very nice blog with really relevant content. Thanks for the series of post for Our Family Outing. The story needs to be read by more people. Far to many people of faith become filled with hate and vengeance in this situation.
Our Family Outing: A Memoir of Coming Out and Coming Through, part V, Vows and Honor
This is a story of breakthrough, love, redemption and how individuals join together to create a new way of being family. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Our Family Outing , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Aug 20, Karen Wohlwend rated it it was amazing. I was interested in this book for two reasons. First, because one of the authors had been a pastor at my church briefly Second, because of people I have met over the last years, I find myself concerned over rights for all.
Our Family Outing:: A Memoir of Coming Out and Coming Through
Read the book for even more insight. May 04, Sadie rated it really liked it Shelves: It took me a little bit to get used to the writing style. Short entries bouncing back and forth between authors, but in the end I loved this book. So totally honest, which as a pastor I really appreciate, the recognition of mistakes and hurt, and the redemption and the love of God throughout.
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Dec 10, Sarah H rated it it was amazing. This book is one that I believe everyone should read. It's an honest and powerful truth about the ending of a marriage and the power of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. It's also a quick read. Mar 09, Betsy Ashton rated it really liked it. Joe Cobb and Leigh Anne Taylor co-author a memoir of their life as a married couple, their separation when Cobb comes out as gay and their lives after the confession.
They met in college, married and began a life serving Christ through ministry and music. Cobb graduated from seminary and was eventually ordained a minister, where his homosexuality was a deeply guarded secret even I met Joe Cobb at Roanoke Regional Writers Conference in January when I took his class on working with convergence. Cobb graduated from seminary and was eventually ordained a minister, where his homosexuality was a deeply guarded secret even for a time from himself.
Taylor became a church music director in a series of churches where Cobb preached. When Cobb came out to Taylor, events grew into a tsunami they could not control. In short order, Cobb left the ministry, Taylor and Cobb separated and both began a journey through anger, grief, betrayal, acceptance and ultimately understanding and forgiveness.
The journey is depicted in incredible detail. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Told in two eloquent narrative voices - Joe, a husband, pastor and father who faces the truth about his sexuality and Leigh Anne, a wife, church musician and mother who finds her way to acceptance and forgiveness. This is a story of breakthrough, love, redemption and how individuals join together to create a new way of being family.
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