I’ve always hated conflict. Growing up, conflict felt catastrophic. Very early in my life I learned to avoid conflict and make everyone as happy as possible. But avoiding conflict never worked for me. I’m guessing it hasn’t worked for you, either. Resentment grows, walls build, and we’re more separated and less connected when we duck […]
Can You Fight Fair in Ministry?
If you’re in ministry, then you know conflict is part of the job. In college, one of my professors used to say, “Ministry would be easy if it wasn’t for the people.” Our class would always giggle because of the absurdity of that statement, but the truth is that ministry is hard work. From disagreements […]