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Emotional Flip-flop: Hard or Soft Emotions (Proverbs 15:1)

with Ron Deal | March 6, 2024
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A flip-flop is not always something you wear on your feet. Sometimes, it's what comes out of your mouth.

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A flip-flop is not always something you wear on your feet. Sometimes, it’s what comes out of your mouth.

Emotional Flip-flop: Hard or Soft Emotions (Proverbs 15:1)
2024-03-06

Emotional Flip-flop: Hard or Soft Emotions (Proverbs 15:1)

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A flip-flop is not always something you wear on your feet. Sometimes, it’s what comes out of your mouth.

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Emotional Flip-flop: Hard or Soft Emotions (Proverbs 15:1)

With Ron Deal
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March 06, 2024
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Ron: A flip-flop is not always something you wear on your feet. Sometimes, it’s what comes out of your mouth.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: A verbal flip-flop is when you take a soft feeling and replace it with a hard, negative one. Like instead of saying to your child, “Are you okay? I was worried about you.” You yell at them, “How could you do that?”

Well, in a blended family, imagine a stepparent who is concerned that a stepchild is not learning responsibility. But instead of expressing that concern calmly to their spouse, they flip-flop out criticism. The skill to learn here is to lead with your compassion. Something like, “Because I care for your son let’s talk about teaching him responsibility.” You know, the Proverbs say, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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