Interpersonal relationships and personal growth can be enhanced when you speak up for what you believe in. This book presents guidelines for deciding when and how to take stands and finding strength to do so. For those who have thought very much about taking stands or who shy away from stand taking in order to avoid conflict, Carolyn Stahl Bohler brings a new understanding to the importance of taking a position. Responsible stands involve reflection on values, making a choice, and following through on a commitment. Bohler explores various components of stand taking, including conflict avoidance, gender issues, sorting out circumstances, and consequences.