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By Timothy S. Lane
Everyone has their own style of dealing with conflict. Some people try to win at all costs and will do or say anything to get their own way. Others hate conflict and will do or say anything to avoid or end it. Sadly, neither fighting nor avoidance leads to genuine peace or restored relationships. Is there a better way?
Timothy S. Lane, pastor, counselor, husband, and father, shares the biblical principles that point to God's better way of dealing with conflict. When you understand the real source of your conflicts and the lasting cure that God in his Word offers, you will see that your conflicts don't have to be negative; instead they can be an opportunity to grow and deepen your relationship with God and others.
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1991 (PCA) and is the coauthor of the books How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, coauthor of the curricula Change and Your Relationships and How People Change, and author of many minibooks. Tim has 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling, teaching and executive leadership. Tim is also adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries including Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He speaks nationally and internationally, consults with churches and writes about the importance of pastoral care. You can read more from Tim at timlane.org or follow him on Twitter at @timlane.
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New Growth Press minibooks are written for the person with the question, concern, or struggle and are also used by counselors, pastors, and others to apply biblical gospel-centered help to a specific issue. The minibooks are small enough so that the average reader can read the whole minibook in less than thirty minutes. Churches and counseling ministries make the minibooks available in their acrylic display cases to members, counselees, and clients.