141: How to Apologize the Right (and Wrong) Way

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of public officials and celebrity types faced with accusations of wrongdoing, misconduct and unethical behavior. We would hope that all of these people would start with a good old-fashioned apology, but many don’t.

It is doubtful that you’ll ever be faced with such public accusations, but hurts in relationships come up for all of us. In this episode of Lifeschool, we’ll show how to apologize the right… and wrong ways.

An apology is not always, or necessarily connected with sin against God or another person…but often it is. An apology might be for something that you did, unintentionally, that ended up hurting another person or costing them something. How do you know the difference?

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • When you need to offer an apology.
  • A biblical basis for apologizing, and what’s really behind it.
  • The three “core” elements of a good apology.
  • 4 things that can torpedo even your most well-intentioned apologies.
  • The “big difference” for Christians when we apologize.

Get started here…

apologize the right way

Putting off making an apology, when you know that you are the offending party, is selfish. And it is probably the result of self-love and/or fear of man issues. Ask God to give you the humility to go and make an honest and full apology, trusting him for the results. This episode will encourage you and help you move toward true reconciliation.

Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.
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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #141

Video of UCLA students “apologies”: A wrong way and two right ways to apologize.

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources