Conflict touches every life, every family, and every church. The damage conflict does can be seen every day in news reports and experienced in our personal lives. Conflict leaves in its path broken homes, failed marriages, divided families, and damaged churches. The extreme of this damage is seen when conflict runs its full course and results in family abuse, road rage, workplace violence, assault and murder. Why does conflict do so much damage? Why does it escalate to the extreme, horrible results? We believe it is because we allow conflict to escalate unchecked; to have it way with us. In our selfish need to win whenever in conflict, we allow our emotions to be our guide; carrying us to places most of us do not ever want to go. We need help! What we need is an intervention. We believe we all need a God intervention. God made us and He has provided an instruction manual we have come to call the Bible, the Word of God. When conflict arises we need to hear a word from God. Many of us need to remember and apply the word of God that we've heard, studied, and learned. We tend to forget all God has said when conflict arises. It seems as though we toss the words of God out the window. We seem to tell God to "take a hike" while we manage the winning of a conflict. What we need is to study all the words of God that deal with how we act, re-act, speak, listen, and even feel when conflict enters our lives. This book gives you a summary of what God has said that relates to our conflict management and resolution. We can resolve conflict better and with less damage when we do it God's way. So, here's the words of God, along with our short commentary explaining the application, including questions after every section to help you see if you are resolving conflict God's way. n
Resolving Conflict God's Way by Carole Wilkins; Jerry Wilkins was published by Page Publishing, Inc. in September 2015. The ISBN for Resolving Conflict God's Way is 9781682135907.