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Conflict and Intimacy

Growing up, what were you taught about Biblical conflict resolution?  Ha, ha!  Me too, nada, zip.  I went blindly into friendships, marriage, parenting, jobs knowing next to nothing about healthy conflict.  Yet conflict resolution is at the heart of the message of Jesus. He died to reconcile us to the Father, and wants us to reconcile relationships here on earth.

Practical help on conflict resolution? It’s there, in the Bible --speaking the truth in love, appropriate anger, forgiveness, initiating reconciliation, admitting faults, dealing gently with those who error, and many more. If I can apply these principles, relationships are restored, intimacy happens, character is built and I become more like Christ. I still want to avoid conflict, but I know it’s best to step into it… with God’s help.

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  1. CharityD_4813 posted on 06/04/2013 04:00 PM
    I totally agree! I had a sweet and humble Dad! He was. slow to anger and easy to reconcile! My Dad was a Pastor and my Mom played the piano, organ, and accordion! We had a peaceful home! It wasn't till I got married that I needed to learn how to forgive! Our marriage was not like my bringing up, but I have learned alot from it and have grown up! I love my husband unconditionally with the Lords help and have learned not to take things so personally! Now our marriage is a Healthy relationship thanks to God! We've been married 30 years now!
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