We often see conflict as a thing to be avoided and as a sign of a poorly functioning team. In reality, much of the best growth in ministry, in our personal lives, and in our relationships comes after the painful pruning of conflict. When we face conflict, we also face a choice: we can engage with trouble as inevitable and growth-producing, or we can avoid, withdraw, or lash out. Which choice will you make today?
Nicole Unice is a writer and speaker and the author of She's Got Issues (Tyndale). She serves in family and student ministry at Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia.