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Resolving Conflicts

Conflict is a natural part of every healthy relationship (and unhealthy relationships are obviously full of conflict).  As leaders, we are called by God to initiate conflict resolution and seek restoration.  (Matthew 18:15, Matthew 5:23-24) We live in a world where truth is not often shared, and if it is, it’s often shared in a retaliatory […]

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Four Choices in Building Strong Relationships

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all […]

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Don’t Throw Away What Matters Most

Relationships are essential to life, yet they can be extremely challenging and exhausting.  Be careful, or in your desire for a less stressful life, you may throw away what matters most. Relationships matter.  Ephesians 4 teaches us the components of healthy relationships.  Here are some highlights: Do your part to preserve unity.  Take the initiative […]

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Turning Enemies Into Friends

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”  Romans 12:14-15 This simple verse and the context of the passage explains how to deal with people who have hurt you in some way.  Our natural tendency is to retaliate, to defend ourselves, to prove we are right, to win the battle.  But God says, […]

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Dealing with Difficult People

Everyone has to deal with difficult people. Let’s just hope we are not one of them. God’s Word gives some great instruction on how to relate to people with whom we disagree. 2 Tim 2:23-26 –“… don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. The Lord’s servants must not quarrel but must […]

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