I am not going to pretend that in a short blog or a 15 to20 minute podcast that I can teach or show anyone how to resolve conflict, but I hope to help us realize that our attitude during conflict will change the outcome in the conflict. These 4 attitudes are not always the best, but they are 4 that have served me well.
- Indifference – Not passivity. Proverbs 17:14 says, “The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.”
- Intelligence: Check the emotions at the door: Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. What has happened is that someone has ben hurt. Then when that hurt was made known someone else was offended. Most of the time this is or turned emotional.
- Patience: There are two sides to every story, until you have heard both, neither is true.
- Decisive: Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife ad reproach shall cease.
Take time to listen to the podcast and hear some detail on each of these attitudes. Let me know if there is an attitude that has helped you in conflict resolution. I do find that if you have the attitude correctly then the technique usually follows.
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