I listened to a podcast recently in which the speaker, Dr. Gary Smalley, made a statement that grabbed my attention. “Conflict is not the problem; combat is.”
- How you deal with the situations of life will be the testing of genuine character.
- Conflict, if dealt with properly leads to constructive bonding and growing.
I heard of a couple that used the term “growth opportunity” for challenging times in their relationship. This way of approaching life situations reveals the expected outcome – growth.
- One of the primary causes of conflict is misunderstanding and miscom
- Each of us interpret situations through our own emotions, past experiences, perspectives, belief systems, personality, knowledge, and individual perceptions.