PODCAST: 6 Tactics That Helped Me Have a Productive Conversation with Three Mormon Missionaries

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These six tactics not only helped me navigate a 90-minute debate with three LDS missionaries when I didn’t know anything about Mormonism, they can also help you have better conversations with pro-choice people.

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PODCAST: Bring Structure to Your Dialogues by Making Little Agreements

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Little conversational agreements create clarity about the kind of conversation you’re having. This is especially helpful with difficult people, because it clarifies for you and for them that they’re being difficult and calls them to a higher standard of dialogue.

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  • Click here to read the article Tim referenced about how to graciously call someone out who is being rude.

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PODCAST: When and How You Should End Unproductive Conversations

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It is one of the questions I’m asked the most often. We’ve all experienced it. You’re talking to someone about abortion or something else and it’s just not going very well. You start doubting whether any good will come from letting the dialogue continue. If you do decide to end the conversation, you have to figure out how to graciously bring the dialogue to a close, which can also be tricky. How do you know? What factors should you consider?

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  • Click here to watch my speech at the 2014 Students for Life Conference: “I’m Pro-Life, But…”  The section explaining the three essential skills is from 4:41 to 17:43.
  • Click here to watch my speech at the 2015 Students for Life Conference: “6 Practical Tips for Having Good Dialogues.”

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PODCAST: When a Hypothetical Story Isn’t Hypothetical After All

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Sometimes when I talk about abortion with strangers, it feels like I’ve already had that conversation before, because they’re making familiar statements. But the truth is, I haven’t had that conversation before, because I haven’t heard that statement from that person before. Even though some statements are very common, different people mean very different things by them. A recent conversation I had with a hotel shuttle driver named “Mark” reminded me that while I may have heard the same words before, I hadn’t heard his story before. I think there’s a lesson you can learn from this situation that will help you have better dialogues with pro-choice people.

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PODCAST: Six Ways I’ve Seen Pro-Choice People Try to Censor Pro-Lifers

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Censorship is at its strongest when it is hidden in the shadows, so I share six experiences where I have seen attempts to censor pro-life people.

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  • Click here to read about how ERI uses graphic abortion images in our brochure and why.
  • Click here to read an incredibly effective and persuasive way to respond to the “you’re a man” objection.
  • Click here to understand why the pro-life movement is not responsible for Robert Lewis Dear’s shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility.

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