Relationships grow through healthy conflict, but growing through conflict has become a lost art. We need to learn to view and engage in necessary conflict as Jesus did, “full of grace and truth.” How do we do it?
“Wes, are you struggling with anger right now? Your reaction to him seems like you are.” No one said it to me at the time, but I wish they did. Ten years ago, it could have saved me a lot of time and pain.
One small step from wisdom to freedom is seeking out and responding well to correction.
How we respond to correction is one of the greatest single traits that distinguish the wise and foolish.
Why didn’t anyone address my anger issues at the time?
There was no one close enough, who knew enough and cared enough.
People may have said to someone else, “Have you ever noticed Wes’s anger problem?” They may have quietly judged me and/or kept their distance. Typically, when we notice a fault in someone we do one of two things… Continue Reading…