Confrontational Compassion: Interview with David Pulsipher

  Confrontational Compassion  Learning how to have conflict without contention  Interview with David Pulsipher The Savior’s counsel to love your enemy and turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-44) can easily be misinterpreted as though the Savior is telling us it is better to be a doormat than it is to be a jerk. But as David […]

The Young Man Pushed The Gun Against My Stomach

Last week I had the opportunity to interview David Pulsipher, author of When We Don’t See Eye to Eye and Professor at Brigham Young University­–Idaho where he teaches the theories and history of conflict, peace, and nonviolence. We talked about “Confrontational Compassion,” which is a term he uses to describe the Savior’s counsel to “turn […]

Love Your Enemy, even the one that robs you when you get off the subway.

I don’t think that when the Savior said, “Love your enemies and do good to them that hate you (Matthew 5:44),” that He was counseling us to become self-abnegating acquiescent individuals to anyone seeking spitefully to take advantage of us for their gain. I don’t think “loving your enemy,” or even just loving that person […]

For about 15 minutes he screamed every filthy, negative and cutting remark about everything he thought would be hurtful to me

I had the opportunity to interview David Pulsipher, author of When We Don’t See Eye to Eye and Professor at Brigham Young University­–Idaho where he teaches the theories and history of conflict, peace, and nonviolence. We talked about “Confrontational Compassion,” which is a term he uses to describe the Savior’s counsel to “turn the other […]