Communication in the Midst of Conflict

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Because we are imperfect people living in an imperfect world, we will always have conflict. Conflict happens in every relationship -- with family members, friends, coworkers, spouses, etc. Marriage and family relationships suffer the most because these relationships are so close to us.

God doesn’t want us to live with conflict; He wants us to live with an attitude of love, forgiveness, and grace.

This is why we’ve gathered our best material on communication and conflict in this Growth Plan -- it’s important to know how to communicate and resolve conflict so we can mirror Christ’s love to others.

01 01

Build Healthy Relationships

If you want to build healthy relationships and resolve conflict, then you need to learn how to communicate—really communicate.
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02 02

Learn What Conflict Is

When you understand the root of conflict and use the right communication tools, you can resolve relationship issues in a way that glorifies God.
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03 03

The Technology Crutch

When you have something difficult to communicate, sending an email or a text message isn't the best way to do it.
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04 04

The Art of Confrontation

When conflict arises, it's often easier to ignore the problem than to confront the person involved. However, avoidance is not the right answer.
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05 05

You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

It’s true that the people closest to you can hurt you the most. It’s almost unavoidable.
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06 06

Fight a Fair Fight in Faith

When it comes to conflict resolution, learn how to fight "Jesus style."
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07 07

Groundhog Day

Does it ever seem like the same fights and disagreements continue to pop up in your relationships even though you thought you had resolved them?
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08 08

Avoid Unresolved Conflict

Jesus calls us to live in harmony with one another as much as possible, so avoiding conflict resolution goes against God’s best for us.
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09 09

Marriage Communication Skills

Very few people purposely sabotage their relationships, but poor communication skills can cause relationships to deteriorate.
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10 10

The Five Issues of Marital Conflict

The Bible says that a house divided against itself will not stand; therefore, it is imperative that couples learn how to communicate and resolve conflict before an issue leads to disaster or divorce.
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11 11

The Drive-Through Technique

Communication isn’t just about talking; it’s also about listening, and nothing destroys a relationship faster than feeling unheard.
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12 12

Separate the Problem From the Person

The key to effectively communicating and resolving conflicts is learning how to separate the problem from the person.
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13 13

Mind Your Words

The language we use to communicate to those we love is extremely important.
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14 14

Manage Your Expectations to Resolve Your Conflicts

How can you get along with others in a way that points to God's gifts of forgiveness and grace?
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