If we didn’t recognize them already, recent times have put a spotlight on several serious, deep divides that have had strong negative impacts on our society – racial, political, religious, and other types of divides. Much has been written describing these divides and how they came about, or encouraging us to look deeply inside ourselves to discover our own flaws.  All good things! But there needs to be more said regarding what to do about them. “How to Heal Our Divides” is a project aimed at building awareness of voices and organizations that are taking real action to address these issues. The project is not an attempt to gloss over serious problems or “make happy” but instead to highlight tangible efforts that are solving problems – actually healing divides in effective and practical ways.  

Perhaps you are tempted to just write off “the other side” and lambast them for all the terrible things they’ve done. But is that really in the best interest of our country and our culture? Shouldn’t we instead try to listen and learn and actually talk to each other? Are there at least some things we can work on together, even if we don’t agree on everything? (How many people have you met with whom you agree on absolutely everything?) Granted, some will never listen. But some will. We owe it to our children to try to make things better…

Our first book “How to Heal Our Divides: A Practical Guide” is available on the Writing for Your Life bookstore on Bookshop, and on Amazon and IndieBound! And check out the free Group Discussion Companion that accompanies the book – download it for free here or order a print version here.

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