Episode 178: How to Be a Peacemaker in Contentious Times

If you've been on social media at all in the past couple of weeks, and really in the past couple of years, you know that when issues hit the internet they tend to blow up like an explosive. So when some really heated and emotionally charged current events started to blow up on social media in the past week, I turned to the scriptures and to talks and sources of truth to try to find not only answers to my questions, but how to appropriately share whatever god might want me to share. The answers that I found were different than I expected, mostly centered around being a peacemaker, so that's what we're going to talk all about today. The need for a peacemaker in this world and how to become one.


Time Stamps:

[00:46] – Corrine talks about society’s reaction to the series of legislation changes in the US.

[02:38] – Is there a time where Neil felt he had to be more of a peacemaker?

[05:29] – Staying stuck on ill-feelings ruins your experience of life.

[07:23] – We must individually seek peace and harmony within ourselves to do the same with others.

[09:37] – Peacemakers are not passive; they are persuasive.

[11:39] – Take a moment before you respond to something that makes you upset.

[13:17] – Withdraw from anger and contention.

[14:54] – Peacemakers break the cycle.

[17:18] – Beware of pride.

[20:08] – Do people really need to comment on everything?

[22:57] – Go to sources of truth.

[25:38] – How can we bring peace into a heated conversation?

[27:44] – “God does not send thunder when a still, small voice is enough.”

[29:20] – The common ground in the truth is greater than our differences.

[32:08] – Lean into being a peacemaker in our society.


Supporting Resources:

“The Power of Spiritual Momentum” Talk by Russell M. Nelson

“Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker” Talk by Neil A. Anderson

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” Book by Dale Carnegie

“Our Hearts Knit as One” Talk By Henry B. Eyring


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