Have you ever had to deal with an irritating co-worker, or a taxing family member. Ever been hurt by somebody you thought was on the same team as you? As great as relationships can be, every relationship is inevitably going to face conflict. Sadly, it is the people closest to us that often inflict the most amount of pain on us. In the fog of war, this is called friendly fire.
We invite you to register for a free seminar series that will equip you with insights and principles that you need to navigate through the complex situations we face in our everyday relationships. Here’s a look at each seminar and what will be discussed. (You can come to all four seminars, or just to the ones that interest you)
Seminar Series Dates
Week 1: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7-8 pm
Week 2: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7-8 pm
Week 3: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7-8 pm
Week 4: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 7-8 pm
Week 1: Friendly Fire in Marriage, Common Law, and Dating Relationships
Marilyn Monroe once said… “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Although there is a measure of truth in these words, it’s simply easier said than done to stay in love through the roller coaster of one’s relationship. Whether you’re relationship is currently at the mountaintop, in the valley, or even if you’re off the mountain at the moment, this seminar will equip you with some very practical wisdom on how to navigate conflict in romantic relationships.
Week 2: Friendly Fire in Family Relationships
Everybody has some measure of “crazy” in their family. Some of our favourite Christmas movies affirm a dysfunction that we all relate to. Is there a way we can learn to enjoy these family relationships more even when we have been down a road of conflict that has left us beat up and broken? In this seminar, we will look at strategies and insights on our relationship with our kids, our parents, our in-laws, and anyone in our extended family.
Week 3: Friendly Fire in our Friendships
The best of friendships are tested in the fire of conflict and adversity. What do you do though when one of your friends lets you down? How does one know when to push through the adversity to discover a deeper level of trust or when it’s time to throw in the towel and cut ones losses? This seminar will offer some insights and principles that can help us navigate the uncertain terrain with the people in our inner circle.
Week 4: Friendly Fire in the Workplace
It’s been said that people rarely quit their job…they quit their boss or their toxic co-workers. It’s not always possible though to pull the ejection handle on one’s job when your family’s welfare or your own career is on the line. How can we find happiness at work even in the midst of daily conflict and hurt? This seminar offers some practical tips on how to thrive in your work relationships, even with people that you don’t like all that much.