Write it down

In dealing with the fear of rejection in invitation I turn to social psychology for an intervention. “When you put feelings into words, you’re activating this prefrontal region and seeing a reduced response in the amygdala,” says UCLA psychology professor Matthew Lieberman, highlighting the importance of translating fluid thought into concrete language. “In the same way you hit the brake when you’re driving when you see a yellow light,” Lieberman said, “when you put feelings into words, you seem to be hitting the brakes on your emotional responses.” Write about your fear and then invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.

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