Every leader--whether you are a CEO or parent, a coach, teacher or pastor--will need to help people reconcile conflict. Do you know what to do?
Here are five proven steps you can take to rebuild unity and trust in your business, family or church.
Conflict abounds in the church of Jesus Christ. Reconciliation within the body, however, will not happen with the right ‘method’ or ‘set of principles.’ In Making Peace, readers are challenged to place their church and all of its dissension under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
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There is a deep longing in every human heart for relationship, for unconditional love, trust and fellowship. In fact, God created you for relationship. When God chose you as His child, He welcomed you into His family. Following Jesus Christ is about relationship with God and others.
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Conflict Style Assessments
In life, conflict is inevitable. Yet most people will do nearly anything to deny or conflict. In fact, from a very young age you learned ways of making conflict stop—from running away to attacking the source. But these coping methods only work for a short time. The conflict does not go away because it has not been openly and truthfully addressed. Often, the conflict gets worse.
Jesus told people to love their neighbor and speak truthfully to one another. Unfortunately, we tend to over-emphasize one aspect of this equation at the expense of the other. Some people emphasize truth, but fail to love. Others are so concerned about how people feel, they withhold the truth. Which method best describes you?
This Personal Conflict Assessment will help you determine what your conflict style is by examining how you typically respond to conflict. This valuable tool will help you better understand yourself and learn why others respond the way they do.
Knowing your conflict style is the first step to changing the way the you think, feel, and act about conflict. Conflict is inevitable, but it can be a great opportunity to learn and to grow.
Do you find yourself stuck in disagreement and misunderstanding with your spouse, repeating the same old arguments? You see what is wrong with your spouse, but what is your part in the problem?
You may think you are doing the best you can, or taking the way to respond given the situation, but what if your spouse thinks the same way about his or her response? What if you both are unwittingly contributing to the conflict?
This Marriage Conflict Assessment will help you and your spouse discover how your default response to conflict is keeping you stuck because you are missing a vital piece of the puzzle—how you both can change to better understand the other.
The Marriage Conflict Style Assessment will reveal your dominant way of thinking, feeling, and acting when conflict arises in your marriage. You will identify your tendency to be passive, evasive, defensive or aggressive in conflict and discover how you must change to restore peace in your marriage.
If you work with others, you regularly face conflict. In fact, the way your respond to conflict often determines whether or not people will trust you, respect you, and want to work with you. When you face conflict in your workplace—between supervisors and workers, in working teams, or when you are up against a deadline—how so you handle the stress? What do others see in you? Are you a person that is able to identify problems and solve them with wisdom, efficiency, and grace. Or not? Your success in the marketplace will depend upon how you respond to conflict.
The Workplace Conflict Assessment will reveal how you think, feel and act in conflict and how these are leading you to respond in unhealthy ways. Identifying whether you are passive, evasive, defensive or aggressive will be the start of discovery process that can revolutionize your ability to engage conflict truthfully and successfully in your profession.