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Bridging Conflict

with Ron Deal | January 25, 2021
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When conflict divides, be a bridge.
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  • Two people you care about are hurting and you want to help bring the two sides together. Talk to each person separately, give perspective, and encourage them to reconcile. Anyone with credibility on both sides can play that role. I've even seen a stepparent bridge the gap between a parent and their child. The trick is knowing when to step back and let them work on repairing their relationship. We can help jump start the conversation, but they have to do the work. Be a conduit of reconciliation.

When conflict divides, be a bridge.

Bridging Conflict

With Ron Deal
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January 25, 2021
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Ron: When conflict divides, be a bridge.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Okay, this is delicate. Of course, you want to do something. Two people you care about are divided—they’re hurting—and you want to help bring the two sides together. Maybe you talk to each person separately, give a little perspective, and encourage them to reconcile. Anyone with credibility on both sides can play that role: a friend, a pastor, a therapist. I’ve even seen a stepparent bridge the gap between a parent and their child.

But the trick is knowing when to step back and let them do the work of repairing their relationship. We can help jump start the conversation, but they have to do the hard work. Conduits of reconciliation. The world needs a lot more of them. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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