What causes you to have conflict with others?
Love Is Beyond Conflict
Powerful God, help me to move past the way I feel about (conflict situation) and see beyond my feelings to what is happening. Help me to release my feelings to you and let go of my need to control this situation. (Continue praying for God to fill the situation with divine love.)
Underline the Emotion of Conflict
Think about a conflict, current or past, you have experienced. Write in detail about what happened and how you felt at the time. Go back and underline the emotion words. What kind of pattern do you see?
Sit quietly and ask God to show you where these emotions originate. Write down whatever comes to your mind.
Explore this revelation and how you feel. How does it change your attitude toward the conflict situation?
Feelings of Conflict
How do the words conflict, confrontation, and disagreement make you feel? What kinds of things make you angry with another person?
Discussion with Friends and Family:
Discuss the Impact of Conflict
Why do you suppose that some conflicts never get resolved and people carry a vendetta for years?
Read: “When You Need Forgiveness”—Quiet Spaces, page 185