Monday, May 10, 2010

Resolving Conflict

Luke 24: 13-17
"Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.

He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

What if Jesus walked up to you during a heated discussion with your spouse – would you act differently? Thought provoking, huh?

Our communication is meant to draw us closer to one another so we can truly act as one and accomplish more together than we can apart. Amos 3:3 reminds us that “Two can’t walk together without agreeing on the direction.” (NLT)

In conflict, we are often influenced by the way we grew up, our culture in general and just our own selfishness.

Conflict is something we all deal with. God created everyone unique and with different opinions. Whether we just agree to disagree or work out a solution together, there are right and wrong ways to do so.

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