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Face Difficult Conversations with God on Your Side: Practical Application of Biblical Principles to Manage Conflict, Set Boundaries, and Ask For What You Want

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I'm getting this book for my wife. For women who are stressed, anxious, and want to be heard using God's way, this is a must read.

Award winning writer, Rebecca Finley has had an amazing life. She has been on both sides of the isle when it comes to either being stepped on, or being too pushy. Using her life experience, the Bible, and a little bit of psychology, she is able to teach women how to communicate biblically and effectively.


Mrs. Finley's subtitle is extremely accurate in describing the practical applications of her book Practical Application of Biblical Principles to Manage Conflict, Set Boundaries, and Ask for What You Want. That is exactly what she accomplishes in six chapters.


The introduction is even insightful in laying the groundwork for the rest of the book. Women do have a hard time dealing with stressful situations in the workplace, marriage, and general relationships. The world wants women to act like men and take a fight or flight response to life. God created women to be soft, nurturers, submissive, tender, and caring. In a world of sin, those good natures in women are trampled upon. This causes godly women to be perceived of as doormats for men to wipe their feet on. That is not God's call for women. While women are to be submissive in the marriage covenant, they can still get what they want and set biblical boundaries.


The biggest takeaway from this book is the NO FEAR acronym. This allows women to communicate what they want without being a nagging wife or a doormat. It stands for Nothing Objective Facts Effect Appreciate or Acknowledge and Request (pgs. 80-81). When a woman follows this pattern they can often get what they want without killing their husband, coworkers, or children. Mrs. Finley also helps women avoid pitfalls when engaging in conversation such as nagging, accusing, or being vague and subjective. She teaches using biblical truth that is bound to help the listening reader.


I'm getting this book for my wife. She is often anxious and breaks down during emotional or difficult conversations. I think that this book would help her work through her emotions. For women who are stressed, anxious, and want to be heard using God's way, this is a must read.

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I am a pastor, author, blogger, and student at MidWestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have written two books on how to interpret the Bible using the art and science of interpreting literature. The book series is called "The Using Hermeneutics Series". I read about 30- 50 books a year.

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An award-winning author and professional speaker, Rebecca Finley is the founder of Pathways Business Seminars. For 20+ years she has trained employees of Fortune 500 companies and public organizations. Rebecca lives in the middle of nowhere, with her husband John (who makes killer spaghetti). view profile

Published on February 02, 2020

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