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Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Hope for the Heart
Confrontation: Challenging Others to Change
Do you need to confront someone who is doing something wrong? It can be awkward, even a little risky, but confrontation for the purpose of exposing what is wrong to establish what is right is biblical. In this Christian book, June Hunt, shows you how to confront someone for the purpose of conviction, correction, and a changed life.
Christian counselor, June Hunt begins this minibook with a definitions section where she explains God's heart on confrontation. Learn the 5 methods of confrontation used within the Bible, discover the difference between hostile and assertive confrontations, and find out 4 common confrontation styles, which will help you realize whether you respond in a healthy way to confrontation or run away from it out of fear.
June explains the characteristics of confrontation, indicating when you should and when you should not confront someone. She provides 4 proven confrontation strategies and provides examples and illustrations of appropriate/inappropriate ways to confront people. Features the 11 commandments of confrontation backed by scripture, covering topics such as respect, listening to others, guilt, and more.
After you decide that you are going to confront someone, you must decide the best way to confront them so that the person can hear, understand, and want to change. Since different methods produce different results, the last section titled, Steps to Solution, gives you practical advice on how to confront others in a way that is pleasing to God. It includes—
- 3 spiritual steps to use when confronting others
- A self-evaluation checklist to follow to make sure you are personally prepared for God-centered confrontation.
- How to use the sandwich technique to bring about positive change.
- Over 20 Do's and Don'ts related to healthy goal setting for confrontations.
- The difference between constructive and deconstructive confrontation.
- How to have a crisis confrontation for loved ones with chronic problems
- Answers common questions related to tough confrontations, such as How do I respond to someone who reacts defensively or with anger when confronted?
Life is full of confrontations from birth to death. Confrontation is inevitable and impossible to escape. Therefore, the question is not, Will confrontation occur? but How will it occur? How will you choose to confront troublesome behavior in your own life, and how will you confront it in the lives of others? With June Hunt's Christian book, Confrontation, you will gain the peace, comfort, and confidence that come from a healthy understanding of confrontation.
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
About the Author
June Hunt, M.A. Criswell College, is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program Hope for the Heart is heard on 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical advice.
Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. After years of teaching and research, she developed a scripturally based counseling course covering topics such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. These topics are now available as the Aspire Press Hope for the Heart booklets.
Hope from the Heart is a half-hour teaching broadcast on these important topics in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. Hope in the Night is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems on air. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results.
Hope for the Heart booklets have been published in 27 languages in several formats and are being translated into more. June is a popular guest professor at colleges and seminaries and a sought-after speaker at conferences and religious broadcasting events. She teaches and speaks around the world on topics such as crisis counseling, child abuse, wife abuse, forgiveness, singleness, and self-worth.
Kay Arthur, Co-founder of Precept Ministries International, and author of When the Hurt Runs Deep-Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments.
Stephen Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries and author of Healing Is a Choice.
Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and President of The Urban Alternative.
Message from June Hunt
Ann5 Stars Out Of 5Good resource for the workplaceMay 6, 2014AnnQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5June Hunt's pamphlet on Confrontation was a useful tool for me as I lead a team of women in Bible Study. Sometimes we feel since we are doing God's work that we can let infraction to the rules slide. But to expose the wrong and establish the right--is a biblical mandate.
Right away I noticed that on every page of the pamphlet is a scripture verse. I use a large amount scripture on my PowerPoint presentations for women. This is a great resource for appropriate scripture.
"Five Methods of Confrontation Used in the Bible" June uses lots of scriptures throughout her pamphlet. Using characters such as Adam and Eve, Eli and his wicked sons, King David and even Jonah, June teaches us lessons on confrontation. She tells us when we need to confront and when it is best not to confront.
When confronted with truth, hopefully an act will result in conviction, correction, and a change of direction, which will improve the group we work with.
Holy Spirit confronts sin in our lives to produce confession. But God sometimes gives us the task to confront someone for their own good.
Four Styles in Confrontation are the Passive Avoider, Aggressive Attacker, Passive/Aggressive Ambusher, Assertive Activator. These styles were very interesting and you can clearly pick out your own personality. Later June tells how to use each type with scripted dialogue.
June introduces the "sandwich technique"--two soft slices of bread with the meat of the matter in the middle. This method would be needed with a prickly person who you really do not wish to confront, but God is urging you to for the good of the group.
The top slice of "bread" is appreciation: expressing care and concern for the person, complimenting on the positives. Then use the "meat" of correction to address the problem by recounting the chain of events that led up to the present problem. Last the bottom slice of "bread " of encouragement expressing confidence and assurance of future success.
Rose Publishing has provided me with an advanced reader copy.