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How to Love Someone You Disagree With

Recently, on Instagram, I got asked the following question, “How do you handle friendships and disrespect in this political turmoil and pandemic.” I shared the slide above to answer it, but I had so many more thoughts swirling in my head as I wrote the answer that I realized it would be the perfect topic to tackle more in-depth in a podcast episode.

So this week on the podcast, Jesse and I share what we have learned and are learning about how to love someone you disagree with and how not to ruin relationships because of differing opinions.

In addition, we talk about new recipes Jesse is trying using duck, granola and Greek yogurt, wearing real PJs, my habit tracker, a book I loved recently, a funny story about mispronouncing words, and what Jesse has been reading.

In This Episode: 

[01:47] Duck poppers are saving Jesse’s life this week. They were so good!

[05:38] Granola and greek yogurt are saving my life these days.

[07:08] Why I’ve been trying to wear real pajamas to bed.

[09:18] I posted about my habit tracker and came to find out… Jesse was right.

[11:35] I have been reading/listening to We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.

[15:53] A quick story about how I used to pronounce Yosemite.

[16:58] Jesse has been reading SOG by John Plaster.

[17:53] The question that inspired this episode.

[19:27] There is so much fear circulating in the world causing us to feel reactionary.

[21:06] Then to add on top of the fear is the nature of conversations on social media.

[23:28] We often lose so much context and empathy by not having face-to-face conversations.

[26:22] Why you need to listen with a heart to understand the other person.

[28:07] Don’t make sweeping generalizations.

[30:00] Always remember to care about the person more than you care about their opinion.

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  • Shelli says:

    This was SUCH a great episode!
    I look forward to the new podcasts every week. I’ve made it a habit during my morning routine, to listen to older episodes.
    I recommend your podcast every chance I get. They make me laugh, think, and brings a calm to my day.
    You guys are the best.

  • Vanessa says:

    I really needed this.You and your family are a great blessing to me.Thank you.

  • Leanne says:

    Crystal, I told my husband about how you used to pronounce Yosemite and he said he recently watched some broadcasting bloopers where a newscaster was heard pronouncing it the way you do and his fellow newscaster had to correct him. So don’t feel bad! We’ve all got similar stories to tell!

    We Were the Lucky Ones has been on my TBR for a long time. Thanks for your review of it. You have encouraged me to put it toward the top!

  • Archie Davis Jr says:

    Your insight is great. Keep up the great work. No one will agree on it all. It is important to find common ground with people and get to know others for yourself and not what others say or the media.

    • Thanks so much for your encouragement!

      • Archie Davis Jr says:

        I want to see a day where people who don’t look like me celebrate those who are doing great things who are other races. One thing I saw from other bloggers was talking bad about Black people and my thing is if you are saved it is important to love people. I celebrate those who are a different race from me. I would like to see that more of. More people have more in common than difference. Keep up the great work you do. I start a new job this week.

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