10 Ways on How to Handle Conflict in a Healthy Way

ChurchLeaders | 4/16/2018 | Staff
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Where life involves people—whether among family, friends or co-workers—there will be potential for conflict.

Any disagreement there?


Want to fight about it?

In fact, if relationships are normal, conflict is inevitable.

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But, conflict doesn’t have to destroy relationships. It can actually be used to make relationships better. That takes intentionality, practice—and a whole lot of grace.

In an organizational sense, conflict is certainly a huge part of a leader’s life. Even in a pastor’s life.

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It stands to reason that learning how to handle conflict successfully should be one of our goals as leaders.

Here are 10 ways on how to handle conflict:

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Understand the real source of conflict.

Find the right time and place.

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When emotions are high is not good timing for dealing with conflict. Personal conflict should not be handled in public. Don’t be afraid to schedule a time to address the conflict.

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Examine yourself first.

Sometimes the issue is personal to you and you are only blaming others for your problem. Not only is this unfair, it doesn’t lead to a healthy resolution of conflict. Look carefully at the “plank” in your own eye (Matthew 7:3-5).

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Consider the other person’s side of the conflict.

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and consider their viewpoint (Philippians 2:4). Why would they think the way they think? Is it a difference in personal values or a misunderstanding? What if I were in their situation—how would I respond?

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Do not overreact to the issue or overload on emotion.

Stick to the issue at hand. When emotions are...
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