Come Sit with Me: How to Delight in Differences, Love through Disagreements, and Live with Discomfort

Come Sit with Me: How to Delight in Differences, Love through Disagreements, and Live with Discomfort

Come Sit with Me: How to Delight in Differences, Love through Disagreements, and Live with Discomfort

Come Sit with Me: How to Delight in Differences, Love through Disagreements, and Live with Discomfort


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Being human is hard. Being in relationships with other humans is even harder. People are complex and relationships are messy but loving one another well is possible. Whether navigating political or religious differences, or dealing with toxic people or our own unforgiveness, this book tackles the struggles no one really wants to talk about. But there is hope! We can actually grow closer to God and others through the circumstances we'd rather run from.

In Come Sit with Me, 26 (in)courage writers help you navigate tough relational tensions by revealing their own hard-fought, grace-filled learning moments. They show you how to

· delight in your differences
· honor and value others even when you disagree
· connect before you correct
· trust that God is working even when people disappoint you
· live and love like Jesus by serving others

Whether you're in the middle of a conflict without resolution or wondering how to enter into a friend's pain, this book will serve as a gentle guide. Discover how God can work through your disagreements, differences, and discomfort in ways you might never expect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800738143
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 601,025
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Founded by DaySpring, (in)courage is an online community of women who seek Jesus together. Each weekday one of our thirty writers shares what's going on in her everyday life and how God's right in the middle of it all. They bring their unique experiences—joys and struggles equally—so that you can feel less alone and be empowered by the hope Jesus gives. Learn more at

Becky Keife is the community manager for DaySpring's (in)courage, a beloved speaker, and the author of The Simple Difference, Courageous Kindness, and No Better Mom for the Job. Becky and her husband live near Los Angeles with their three sons. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction: If You're Tempted to Give Up on People, Read This 11

1 Table of One Jennifer Dukes Lee 17

2 Mending a Marriage That Was Falling Apart Grace P. Cho 26

3 What If Pain Is the Stage for Miracles? Becky Keife 32

4 Setting Seats at the Table for My Political Opponents Michelle Ami Reyes 40

5 When Forgiveness Is Exhausting Lucretia Berry 47

6 From Heartbreak to Grace Patricia Raybon 53

7 Staying Friends When You Share More Differences Than Similarities Kristen Strong 60

8 Standing Ovations and Longing to Be Loved Anjuli Paschall 67

9 When You Feel Alone in the Struggle Kathi Lipp 73

10 How to Deal with Toxic People Bonnie Gray 79

11 The Unexpected Gift of an Age Gap Melissa Zaldivar 88

12 Tenderness Is the Only Way Forward Tasha Jun 95

13 The Messy, Beautiful Power of Speaking the Truth in Love Holley Gerth 102

14 The Loving Work of Biting Your Tongue Mary Carver 109

15 Exchanging Envy for Celebration Aliza Latta 114

16 Will You Be a Flamethrower or a Fire Extinguisher in the Dumpster Fire of Internet Comments? Jami Nato 121

17 How to Carry the Weight of Rejection Simi John 129

18 The Question That Changes Everything Robin Dance 135

19 Staying Curious When You Want to Run Away Michele Cushatt 142

20 I Thought I Was Over the Hurt Renee Swope 150

21 How to Stop Running from Someone's Hard Places Jen Schmidt 155

22 Learning to Disagree While Still Honoring My Parents Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young 163

23 Love Your Friends and Let Them Go Rachel Marie Kang 172

24 When to Offer Your Presence over Positivity Joy Groblebe 178

25 Keeping an Open Heart after a Friendship Failure Dawn Camp 185

26 Forgiving before an Apology Stephanie Bryant 192

Final Thoughts 199

Questions to Ask When You're Sitting Together 205

About the Authors 209

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