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Returning Civil Dialogue to Your Family & Friends

12/22/2021 00:16:49
Returning Civil Dialogue to Your Family & Friends
It would be hard to find a church community, group of friends, or family who haven't suffered from the breakdown of dialogue over the past couple of years. All across the country, family members are refusing to speak to one another, friends have blocked each other on social media, and people refuse to return to their churches. 

It's hard to dream for peace, reconciliation, or redemption when there's so much conflict and misunderstanding. As we head into the holidays, when so many people are carrying the burden of fractured relationships, we wanted to bring someone who could help guide us through difficult relationships and bring empathy and dialogue back where it belongs.

Christy Vines is the President & CEO of Ideos, a Christian organization focused on engaging empathy and empathic intelligence in spaces of conflict, division and polarization. She is a California-based expert on issues at the intersection of faith, social/cultural polarization, and conflict transformation. 

In addition to holding various leadership roles with the RAND Corporation, Institute for Global Engagement, and the American Security Project, her published articles and op-eds have appeared in outlets like the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Capital Commentary, and Christianity Today. She has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Sociology with a quantitative analysis emphasis.

On January 5th, Christy and her team at the Ideos Institute are releasing a new documentary film, Dialogue Lab: America. What happens when twelve Americans with wildly opposing viewpoints gather together to engage in empathy and dialogue? Go to to sign up to view the film, and bring a film screening event to your family room, church, or small group of friends. 

- Bob

 P.S. We'd also like to extend to you a free month of our exclusive Bob Weekly content. All you have to do is click this link and sign up for a month of video teachings and a guided curriculum. 

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Also, we have two Dream Big live workshops coming up in December and January. Join Bob Goff at The Oaks January 10-12 for a three-day experience and bring your dreams along! What better way to prepare for the new year than to prioritize your dreams, set some goals, and make them a reality. Your dream might seem ridiculous, but not here. The bigger your dreams are, the better. 

The Dream Big framework is Bob's personal outline to dream execution in a straightforward 7-step approach. You'll spend 3 days hearing from Bob's experiences and collaboration with a tight-knit collective of other dreamers like you. During the sessions, Bob will help you stop hitting the wall and repeating the same mistakes when trying to start your dream. He'll come alongside and show you how to make room in your everyday life to make your goals happen.

The recipe for success pairs Bob's expertise with an intimate, small group setting where your dream will get focused attention and a tangible action plan. As a result, space is limited so reserve your spot today.

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