Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict
Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelieverswith gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness, and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another and well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, the authors bring sound, practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self, and others.
About the Author
Tara Klena Barthel formerly served as the Director of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. As such, she oversaw all conciliation services and training. Currently, she serves her family as a homemaker, and speaks frequently at conferences and retreats. Prior to moving to Montana to join the staff of Peacemakers, Tara worked as an attorney and business consultant in Chicago. Tara earned her law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois, and her B.A. from Augustana College. Baker published her first book in 2005: Peacemaking Women--Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict; and Peacemakers released her first video series in 2007: The Peacemaking Church Women's Study--Living the Gospel in Relationships. Tara's next book is due for publication by Baker in 2012: Redeeming Church Conflicts. Tara and her family are members of Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA). To learn more about Tara's speaking and conciliating services, friend her on FaceBook or visit tarabarthel.com.
Judy Dabler, president of Live at Peace Ministries (liveatpeace.org ), serves nationally and internationally as a mediator, counselor, educator, and consultant. Her passion is to see individuals, marriages, families, churches, and communities experience transformation through reconciliation, and is committed to training Gospel-centered reconcilers. Judy holds an MA in theological studies and an MA in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary as well as a BS in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Judy is an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an instructor and conciliator for Peacemaker Ministries. She is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a Certified Christian Conciliator™ with the Institute for Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. Judy has been married to Jim for over thirty years, and together they have raised two children, Ryan and Robyn.