How do you handle conflict in your personal relationships?

Prayer Moment:

Wisdom and Courage in Conflict

God of all wisdom, I need your help. Show me the best way to deal with (conflict situation). Give me the courage to do this. Be with me as I try to follow your leading. (Continue to pray for the situation and for the people involved.)

Wisdom and Courage in Conflict

Journal Exercise:

Learning from Conflict

Think of a conflict that has been resolved in your life. Reflect on what you learned from the experience, what you wish you had done differently (if anything), and whether you think God was part of the resolution.

Learning from Conflict

Reflection:

5 Basics of Handling Conflict

There are five basic ways of handling conflict: taking control, working to maintain peace, working for a win/win solution, withdrawing from the situation, and giving up. Which is most like you and why?

5 Basics of Handling Conflict

Discussion with Friends and Family:

Discuss How to Handle Conflict

What do you think is the best way to handle conflict? Is this how you usually deal with conflict? Why or why not?

Discuss How to Handle Conflict

Read: “When You Need Forgiveness”—Quiet Spaces, page 185