Opposites attract, but before too long, opposites attack. When we are hurt, the normal tendency is to go on the attack or withdraw from the relationship. Both responses come with high consequences and complications.
I'm going to be talking about how there is an opportunity in every conflict. There is a third option: Trusting God can free us to respond to conflict the right way.
I'll be sharing many of the dumb mistakes I've made and how to avoid them; how to tell the truth in love; what running away really accomplishes; why you are never always right; what blows are always below the belt; what are the steps to peacemaking ... and much, much more.
One of the wisest people I know, Bill Blew, will be my special guest for this series. He has 25 years of legal experience both as an attorney and a state trial court judge. A few years ago, Bill got frustrated of presiding over divorces and lawsuits and decided to make a difference by starting a practice to help people to seek reconciliation instead. He is a master at the process and has helped literally hundreds of people successfully resolve conflict.
Faithful Peacemaking requires a big God, but the path of trust is well-marked and choosing to trust Him is not a hard decision to make. Don’t run away from conflict. Pick up the gloves and start fighting. Some relationships are worth the fight.