2 Ways to Never Start A Sentence


Jonathan Pearson

Millennial | Leader | Pastor | Communicator | Campus Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Orangeburg S.C., Assistant Director of The Sticks Network, creator of Millennialleader.com, and author of Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make (NextUpBook.com).

5 Responses

  1. John Wylie says:

    I am not a fan of ‘No offense but…’ or ‘Don’t take this personally…’

    People use them as a cop-out to say whatever they want…suuucks.

  2. Anne Carter says:

    Excellent piece on a very needed topic; thank you! Two more to add might be:
    - “You are always ____” followed by an action you don’t want and
    - “You never _____” followed by an action you expect..
    These are rarely accurate and have a condemning tone, sending the conversation downhill on a path of destroying intended results. A better alternative is to own your feelings about the situation and limit the comment to specific incidents by saying:
    “When you _________, I feel _______”, or
    “When you don’t _________, I feel _______”This method offers perspective, promotes restoration and has redemptive value.

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