Embracing conflict as an asset rather than a liability may seem challenging. Join Larry and LaVerne Kreider as they provide practical and biblical principles on approaching conflict in a healthy manner, bringing conflict resolution while honoring and valuing people and their feelings in the process.

Six Steps to Resolving Conflict:

  1. Gain agreement that a problem exists.
  2. Identify the consequences up front.
  3. Pray together, in faith, asking the Lord for wisdom and possible solutions.
  4. Mutually agree on an action.
  5. Follow up and measure progress.
  6. If the conflict cannot be resolved, receive help from an objective and trusted outsider.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “It’s really important we value the person we are in conflict with.”
  • “As leaders, we need to be prepared to handle conflict in a biblical way.”
  • “We must allow conflict to be an asset rather than a liability.”

Highlights:

  • Matthew 5:9
  • Philippians 1:29
  • In conflict, seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
  • Matthew 18:15-17
  • Galatians 6:1-2
  • The intention should always be restoration.

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