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The Choreography of Conflict Resolution (1 of 2)
Series: The Art of Love - From Mess to Masterpiece
''We have no more joy in our hearts; our dancing has turned to sadness.''
Lamentations 5:15 (NCV)
Tap Dance: Avoids the issue
Macarena: Always brings up the past
Limbo: Resorts to low cut downs
Stomp: Wins the argument but destroys trust
Shuffle: Deflects the blame
Salsa: Conversation gets spicy with exaggerations
''But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.'' James 3:17, 18 (NLT)
ATTACK THE PROBLEM NOT THE PERSON
''And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong. So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do.'' James 3:4-5 (NLT)
''But about the feuds and struggles that exist among you - where do you suppose they come from? Can't you see that they arise from conflicting passions within yourselves? You crave for something and don't get it, you are jealous and envious of what others have got and you don't possess it yourselves. Consequently in your exasperated frustration you struggle and fight with one another.'' James 4:1-3 (Ph)
LEARN THE ART OF LISTENING
''Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry….'' James 1:19 (NIV)
BE HUMBLE ENOUGH TO GET WISE COUNSEL
''That is why the Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble.'' James 4:6 (NIV)
''If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.'' James 1:5 (NIV)
Well, Woodlands Church, we're in a series on what real love is all about; and we've s ...
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