A Communicative Approach to Conflict, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Reimagining Our Relationships synthesizes communication and psychology scholarship that focuses on rebuilding ourselves and our relationships when things go "wrong". It provides fresh insights into the burgeoning body of forgiveness research, with an emphasis on community application and reconciliation. Written by award winning scholars in forgiveness communication, the book makes forgiveness and reconciliation research accessible to students in courses focused on personal relationships, conflict, and family studies.
Section One: Reimagining the Relationships We Want
Chapter One: Reimagining Our Relationships: When Things Go "Wrong"
Chapter Two: (Re)Imagining Healthy Relationships
Section Two: Imaginative Work: Preparing for Change
Chapter Three: What Went Wrong? Catalysts for Relational Change
Chapter Four: Emotional Response: Motivation for Relational Change
Chapter Five: Sense Making: Understanding Relational Change
Section Three: Remaking Our Relationships -- Personal and Community Applications
Chapter Six: Forgiveness: Reimagining Our Response to Personal Pain
Chapter Seven: Reconciliation: (Re)Imagining a New Future
Chapter Eight: Reimagined Relationships, Community Applications
Appendix: Interested in Conducting a Forgiveness Tree Ceremony?