Peacemaking for Families
A Biblical Guide to Managing Conflict in Your Home
Christians long to have homes that are havens from a world riddled by conflict. But too often the reality is that our personal desires collide, skirmishes occur between us, and peace is not found. Whether the issues involve husband and wife, parent and child, or siblings, your family can learn God’s principles for achieving peaceful resolution to those conflicts we naturally fall into.
Basic conflict-resolution skills found in Scripture can help you change your home from a battle zone to a love nest. Distinguishing between positive and negative conflict resolution, Peacemaking for Families introduces the reader to valuable principles such as “The Peacemaker’s Pledge,” the “Seven A’s of Forgiveness,” and the “PAUSE Principle of Negotiation.” Real-life stories and case studies help the reader to acquire the skills needed to create a true “peacemaking family.”
Main Contents of this volume include:
– The 7 A’s of Confession
– The 4 promises of forgiveness
– Knowing when and how to confront
– Learning to listen
– The Pause Principle of negotiation
– What to do when the other person is in denial
– How to know when it
About the Author
Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts. As president of Relational Wisdom 360, he now focuses on teaching people how to build strong relationships in the family, church, and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles, and training resources, most well-known of which is his book The Peacemaker, which has been translated into seventeen languages.
Ken is a Certified Christian Conciliator, an Editorial Advisor for Christianity Today, a Certified Relational Wisdom Instructor, and an Emotional Intelligence Certified Instructor. He and his wife, Corlette, have two adult children and a grandson, and love to hike and ski in the mountains near their home in Billings, Montana.