All around the world various countries are engaged in war, political disputes and persecution due to religious beliefs. We hear about emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse on the news – in governments, corporations, and religious institutions. All of us are touched in some way by anger, whether it is our own or directed at us or someone we love. The key to addressing conflict is learning how to resolve issues of disagreement through problem solving, listening, and patience. And to learn these skills early and practice, practice, practice them.
How are we teaching these kind of skills to our children? The Search Institute offers some suggestions in “Parent Further” a website resource for families. Resolving Conflicts: An Introduction | ParentFurther.
What resources do you recommend for conflict resolution – for families and church settings? Please share your thoughts!