Conflict is a slippery slope
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.Romans 12:18
Jesus, open our hearts and minds to your Word. Help us to always seek peace, even when we are struggling with a conflict. Thank you for your help.“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
Conflict, n.A striking against each otherContention; strife; contestContention, n.Strife in words; quarrel.Strife, n.Opposition.Struggle for victory.
Ephesians 4:31-32: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.Hebrews 12:14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:1 John 4:7-8: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one thatlovethis born of God, andknowethGod. He thatlovethnotknowethnot God; for God is love.
Goddoes not want His children to fight.If we can’t get along here, we won’t see Jesus in heaven.God is love.We are associated with God when we treat each other with love.We don’t have to agree, but we have to get along.
Other names for Conflict
Feelings in conflict
How does being in a conflict make you feel?AngryHurtSadFrustratedLonely
Who gets into conflict?
ParentsBrothersSistersFamily membersTeachersFriendsPoliceStore clerksEveryone!
What happens to relationships?
How do people act in a conflict?
Recognize the difference between good and bad conflictResolve and prevent bad conflictHave better relationships with other people
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