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  • Susan Fischer

What's the Bible say about how to handle conflicts?

In Matthew 18:15-17, Jesus lays out a plan for you to resolve conflicts:

"If you brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church."

This is what essentially happens in Christian Conflict Resolution. We can work with you, called Conflict Coaching, and the other person involved in the conflict, called a Christian Mediation.

If the persons involved in a conflict are willing to participate in a Christian Mediation, with trained Christian Mediator, you can present your side of the situation (usually after a conflict coaching session, to the other party. We use prayer to open and close the sessions, and in private "caucus" sessions. Scriptures are consulted to determine what would glorify God in the conflict. Ground rules are established by the mediator to keep the parties on track toward a resolution and keep peace.

If this sounds like something you would like to explore to obtain peace in your life, please contact me by e-mail on the HOME page, or at And may God bless you mightily!!!

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