The Simple Skill That Unlocks Difficult People


By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence

Some people are simply hard to “unlock.” Their body language, tone of voice, facial expression, and relational “posture” all converges into one simple message: Leave me alone. And, mostly, we oblige by leaving them alone. What we miss is an opportunity to connect across the wounding or trauma that has caused a person to lock up.

In this Reachable Reconciliation conversation, Fred tells a profound story about “unlocking” a person who was shut down… And he and I explore a simple skill that works wonders with people who are hard to pursue, or resist the healing power of reconciliation…

Help Your People to Practice Bridging Relational Gaps



Reachable Reconciliation TalkSheets 

Lead adults & youth into tough conversations about race & equity, politics, marginalized people groups, cultural tensions, & more. All through a biblical lens. From Fred Oduyoye, TalkSheets invites Christlike growth. 
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