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4 Reasons to Embrace Family Conflict

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4 Reasons to Embrace Family Conflict

Ever had conflict in your family? Yeah, we have too.

Ever tried to pretend you don't have family conflict? Put on your happy face and smiled for the world, taking pains to give the impression that your family life is like a giant game of Candyland?

We've all done that too. The funny thing is, even though we try to hide it, we know that every family has conflict. But it's just as common to feel that conflict shouldn't happen, especially in happy Christian families. What if there's another way to look at it?

Conflict is a fact of life in a world full of imperfect people. And on its own, conflict is not a big problem. But the way we deal with conflict can be a big problem.

Conflict is an opportunity to fulfill God's calling for families. When we look at it that way, we don't have to fear it.

God's calling for families is the same calling he has for all individuals who follow Christ: We are supposed to represent him in our life here on Earth. This is the purpose ...

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Posted:June 04, 2014
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