When You Need To Take A Stand

When You Need To Take A Stand

by Carolyn S. Bohler
     
 

Interpersonal relationships and personal growth can be enhanced when you speak up for what you believe in. This book presents guidelines for deciding when and how to take stands and finding strength to do so. For those who have thought very much about taking stands or who shy away from stand taking in order to avoid conflict, Carolyn Stahl Bohler brings a new

Overview

Interpersonal relationships and personal growth can be enhanced when you speak up for what you believe in. This book presents guidelines for deciding when and how to take stands and finding strength to do so. For those who have thought very much about taking stands or who shy away from stand taking in order to avoid conflict, Carolyn Stahl Bohler brings a new understanding to the importance of taking a position. Responsible stands involve reflection on values, making a choice, and following through on a commitment. Bohler explores various components of stand taking, including conflict avoidance, gender issues, sorting out circumstances, and consequences.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book is a fairly sophisticated but clear and straightforward discussion of relationships, conflict, ``taking a stand,'' empowering others, and intimacy and integrity in interpersonal communication. The book uses a wide variety of examples from everyday life and occasionally from the Bible and from religious heroes such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basic concern about human dignity makes this book useful to almost anyone who needs awareness of or skill in assertive (nonaggressive, nonpassive) communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664250515
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Series:
Resources for Living Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Stahl Bohler is co-Pastor of Redlands First United Methodist Church in Redlands, California. She was Emma Sanborn Toussant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio for twenty-one years.

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