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How do we resolve conflict?

The Scriptures record many instances of conflict—between nations, among friends, and in families. Today we see the same types of problems. While fighting, people can say harsh words. Accusations create turmoil and emotional pain. If we attempt to avoid one conflict, we often find another: “As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him” (Amos 5:19). In this issue we examine conflict and seek biblical principles to guide us when we find ourselves at odds with other…

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1 comment to How do we resolve conflict?

  • Defuse the situation. It is better to listen, than to speak. If the subject is about God the Father, or Jesus, they need no defending. Listen to how the other person feels. Ask why they feel that way? Be a good listener. Do not judge them. Show compassion for how they feel, and the events that make them feel that way.

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