Andrew Hughes | Category: The Christian Life
From Peacemaker Ministries and Ken Sande’s Book The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Conflict:
As God opens your eyes to see how you have sinned against others, he simultaneously offers you a way to find freedom from your past wrongs. It is called confession. Many people have never experienced this freedom because they have never learned how to confess their wrongs honestly and unconditionally. Instead, they use words like these: “I’m sorry if I hurt you.” “Let’s just forget the past.” “I suppose I could have done a better job.” “I guess it’s not all your fault.” These token statements rarely trigger genuine forgiveness and reconciliation. If you really want to make peace, ask God to help you breathe grace by humbly and thoroughly admitting your wrongs. One way to do this is to use the Seven A’s.
1. Address everyone involved (All those whom you affected)
Click here to download an overview of Sande's book that I put together for myself as an easy reference guide of the main points/matters to consider and remember when in the midst of conflict. If you’ve never read the book, maybe this will be a helpful overview for you.
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