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To some, conflict is a hazard that threatens to sweep them off their feet and leave them bruised and hurting.  To others, it is an obstacle that they should conquer quickly and firmly, regardless of the consequences.  But some people have learned that conflict is an opportunity to solve common problems in a way that honors God and offers benefits to those involved.

To some, conflict is a hazard that threatens to sweep them off their feet and leave them bruised and hurting.  To others, it is an obstacle that they should conquer quickly and firmly, regardless of the consequences.  But some people have learned that conflict is an opportunity to solve common problems in a way that honors God and offers benefits to those involved.

Reference:  Reprinted from The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande, Baker Books, 3d ed., 2004, p. 22.  Peacemaker® Ministries. www.Peacemaker.net . Used by Permission. Get this book!


Author: Ken Sande
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The Bible teaches that we should see conflict neither as an inconvenience nor as an occasion to force our will on others, but rather as an opportunity to demonstrate the love and power of God in our lives.

The Bible teaches that we should see conflict neither as an inconvenience nor as an occasion to force our will on others, but rather as an opportunity to demonstrate the love and power of God in our lives.

Reference:  Reprinted from The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande, Baker Books, 3d ed., 2004, p. 31.  Peacemaker® Ministries. www.Peacemaker.net . Used by Permission. Get this book!


Author: Ken Sande
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As you worry less about going through conflict and focus more on growing through conflict, you will enhance that process and experience the incomparable blessing of being conformed to the likeness of Christ.

As you worry less about going through conflict and focus more on growing through conflict, you will enhance that process and experience the incomparable blessing of being conformed to the likeness of Christ.

Reference:  Reprinted from The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande, Baker Books, 3d ed., 2004, p. 37.  Peacemaker® Ministries. www.Peacemaker.net . Used by Permission. Get this book!


Author: Ken Sande
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Though many conflicts can be upsetting and difficult, see if it is possible to regard such interactions with others in a positive, even optimistic way… Conflicts can become invitations for you to grow in a transformed humanness and overcome the destructive habits of mind, speech and behavior.

Though many conflicts can be upsetting and difficult, see if it is possible to regard such interactions with others in a positive, even optimistic way… Conflicts can become invitations for you to grow in a transformed humanness and overcome the destructive habits of mind, speech and behavior.

Reference:  Conflict – How it Starts/How to Stop it, Focus Publishing, 1999, p. 221.


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[Personal differences have many advantages]:They can encourage us to search the Scriptures (Psm. 119:71-72).They can help us think carefully about how and what we think or what we believe (Pro. 15:28).They can help us work harder at communicating effectively (Eph. 4:25).They can produce maturity and endurance (Jas. 1:2-5).They can help us sharpen one another (Pr. 27:17).They can strengthen our faith in the truth that God is working all things for our good (Rom. 8:28-29).They give us opportunity to practice servanthood and preferring one another (Phil. 2:2-3).They give us opportunity to love and glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31-32).

[Personal differences have many advantages]: They can encourage us to search the Scriptures (Psm. 119:71-72). They can help us think carefully about how and what we think or what we believe (Pro. 15:28). They can help us work harder at communicating effectively (Eph. 4:25). They can produce maturity and endurance (Jas. 1:2-5). They can help us sharpen one another (Pr. 27:17). They can strengthen our faith in the truth that God is working all things for our good (Rom. 8:28-29). They give us opportunity to practice servanthood and preferring one another (Phil. 2:2-3). They give us opportunity to love and glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31-32).

Reference:  The Exemplary Husband, Focus, 2000, p. 250. Get this book!