Creating a safe place

Here is a short version for use in any context of what I posted yesterday:

A Safe Place Covenant

(Short Version)

Examine: We will ask, “Does this contribute to love?” before we do anything.

Engage: We will act with respect, compassion, and generosity toward every person.

Listen: We will look for what is good in others, listening to their whole story.

Speak: We will speak only for ourselves, except to speak up for someone who is hurt.

Act: We will make people feel safe when they are with us.

Used by permission. © 2006 by Jimmy Reader. Original © 2004 by Jimmy Reader from Moral Values: What I Learned Growing Up in Church.

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