Prelude to Reconciliation

Standard

Type I Response

  1. I feel pain
  2. Someone just did something
  3. I see what they did wrong
  4. I blame them for my pain
  5. It is because they are broken
  6. I try to fix them
  7. They do not let me
  8. This implies they will cause me more pain
  9. I escalate or run away
  10. I need them to repent before I can feel safe

Type II Response

  1. I feel pain
  2. Someone just did something
  3. I see what they did wrong
  4. I take ownership of my pain
  5. It is because their brokenness triggered mine
  6. I bring that to Jesus
  7. I ask Him which part of me is still tender from past wounds
  8. I let His Blood speak healing into that wound
  9. I receive grace and feel release
  10. I speak grace to the ones who hurt me
  11. I no longer fear that pain
  12. Now I am ready to begin the hard work of reconciliation

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