Conflict: A Redemptive Opportunity
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Everyone has their own style of dealing with conflict. Some people try to win at all costs and will do or say anything to get their own way. Others hate conflict and will do or say anything to avoid or end it. Sadly, neither fighting nor avoidance leads to genuine peace or restored relationships. Is there a better way?
Timothy S. Lane, pastor, counselor, husband, and father, shares the biblical principles that point to God's better way of dealing with conflict. When you understand the real source of your conflicts and the lasting cure that God in his Word offers, you will see that your conflicts don't have to be negative; instead they can be an opportunity to grow and deepen your relationship with God and others.
About the Author
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 1991 and is coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, as well as the Change and Your Relationships and How People Change curricula. He has written several minibooks including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom from Guilt.
He has experience in both campus and pastoral ministry (serving as a pastor in Clemson, South Carolina 1991–2001). Since 2001, he served as a counselor and faculty at CCEF (2007–2013 as Executive Director) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tim is adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Westminster Seminary California, and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He speaks both nationally and internationally, consults and writes about the importance of pastoral care. His primary desire and commitment is to help pastors and leaders create or improve their ability to care for the people who attend their churches. Follow him on Twitter @timlane.