- The Slippery Slope of Conflict - outlines attack, escape, and conciliation responses to conflict
- Four G's - how to glorify God in the midst of conflict
- Seven A's of Confession -how to humbly admit you are wrong
- PAUSE Principle - steps to negotiation
- Four Promises of Forgiveness - what does it really mean to forgive
These principles are challenging and Biblical, but can radically transform how you handle conflict personally at home, work, and church!
James 4:1 "What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?"
Colossians 3:13 "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Romans 12:17-21 "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"says the Lord. 20On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
- Learn about God's blueprints for marriage
- Reaffirm your commitment
- Deal with your selfishness
- Begin to pray with your spouse
- Develop your relational skills
- Spend focused time together
- Attend a Weekend to Remember® marriage conference
- Start or attend a couples' study using the HomeBuilders Couples Series®
- Depend on God's power to build your marriage
I HIGHLY recommend step 7! If you have never been to a marriage conference, or it has been awhile, commit to going to "Weekend to Remember!" There are some scheduled soon near us:
- October 31st-November 2nd - Louisville , KY
- November 7th-9th - Kingsport, TN
- March 6th-8th - Cincinnati, OH
- March 27th-29th - Nashville, TN
- June 12th-14th - Indianapolis, IN
A great movie is coming out September 26th, from the makers of Facing the Giants...Fireproof.
- We have an assignment we cannot fulfill
- We have a privilege we cannot forsake
- We have a family we cannot forget
- We have a God we cannot fathom (1 Corinthians 2:10-16)
I know I often rely on my own power, skills, and abilities in "doing life" and "doing church." I know I must become more and more reliant on His power through the Holy Spirit who especially equips us through the Bible and prayer.
Are you truly desperate for God? Are you totally dependent on Him?
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