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Many Christians see conflict as a dirty word. After all, aren’t Christians supposed to be peacemakers who strive to maintain unity? Lou takes us through the biblical principles of conflict resolution, beginning before conflict even starts. He shows us the prerequisites we must have as we go into conflict, what is at the heart of our conflict, when conflict is biblical and unbiblical, and how we should respond to it.
"A humble believer recognizes the enormity of his own debt of sin that Christ has forgiven and considers any offenses that he must forgive as minutia in comparison (see Mtt. 18:21-35). He willingly grants forgiveness to those who sincerely ask for it. In the absence of hard evidence to the contrary, he takes the repentant brother at his word..."
Conflicts are like forest fires. If you can put them out while they’re still small, you can save an enormous amount of time and effort. That’s why this book is so valuable: it provides simple, biblically sound, and incredibly effective insights for resolving conflict in its earliest stages, when it still involves only two people. If you learn and practice these principles, you will spend more time enjoying the people around you—rather than fighting prolonged relational fires.
- Ken Sande, Author, The Peacemaker
Everything Lou writes is helpful, practical, and biblical because of his wisdom gained through years of counseling experience and his love for God’s Word.
- Jim Newheiser, Executive Director, Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship