Agree to Disagree

Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x Today is the last day of Grace Month.  All this month I've been sharing from my article, "10 Quick Ways to Disagree in Grace.  Number ten is used when all else fails.  If you can't agree, you must grace! 10. Agree to Disagree Tis better to agree to disagree and live to discuss another day than to fight for your right to be a pest!  Sometimes people are not ready to hear or accept what you have to say.  Sometimes you are only one in a long line of people the Lord will use to share Jesus with this person.  Share and discuss in love and grace and then let it go. Yesterday we talked about not arguing when we disagree and the reason for that is so that we can live to agree that we just disagree.  It is a communication myth that an effective communicator can get anyone to agree to anything.  Even The Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan, wasn't able to convert everyone to his politics.  There are going to be those of us who disagree on fundamental principles such as religion and politics.  In fact, good men can disagree on many things. If at first you don't succeed, it might be best to agree to disagree rather than trying and trying again. I pray these tips have helped you some, but if you would like to learn more about conflicts and how to avoid, reduce or resolve them, check out our latest Art of Eloquence communication study on conflicts!   x *SUBSCRIBE HERE*: For Even More Communication Fun, FREE Gifts and Exclusive Offers! x


  • jojosblog

    I know you do, Cindy. Unfortunately, there are many out there who do not and we encounter them daily, don’t we?

  • Cindy Holman

    Going on with grace and being peaceful is so right! Love it! Thanks JoJo – I try to live by that myself.

  • jojosblog

    A good observation, Carla. I don’t know why folks equate hate with disagreement now. I can disagree with someone without hating him—even if I hate the thing we disagree on.

  • Carla

    Agreeing to disagree is a lost art in this country. Now it’s more like, “If you disagree with me, you hate me.” Where did that come from? So, as you say, just agree to disagree and discuss it another day. Sometimes, folks just don’t know when to quit. It’s like they’re notching their belts or something, ya know, with each one converted. I wonder how many are real or are just saying what the “pest” wants to hear to get away from them!

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