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in harmony

In the house I grew up in, there is a hole in the bathroom door.  It was the result of one brother swinging a baseball bat at another brother.  Fortunately, the door closed before the bat met its intended destination.

The door was never fixed or replaced.  Instead, the hole served as a visible reminder of how unresolved conflict can leave lasting damage — not just to a house but to a heart.

You know what I’m talking about.

Perhaps you still carry the wounds of words that were slung at you years ago.  You might dread coming home from work.  A temper flare-up has left you scorched.  Conflict that has been simmering for years is starting to boil.

This weekend I will be sharing advice from God’s word about how to resolve conflict in a healthy manner.  We will never eliminate conflict; but we can learn to handle it better.