We know from working with global aid workers and missionaries that leaving the field without reconciling lingering conflict, makes your reentry and transition more difficult.
Oh and by the way, forgiveness and reconciliation are two different things. If forgiving someone who's hurt you is hard, reconciling with them is like the Thunderdome. Guess which one Jesus told us to do?
Reconcile. Matthew 5:23.
If you'd rather avoid conflict because you're afraid of it, rest assured, approximately 100% of human beings on planet earth, feel the same way.
But there's help!
A few years ago, I did a training on a book called Crucial Conversations. If you ask me, it's the gold standard for learning how to reconcile with people.
We're going to do a bunch of work around reconciliation at Intermissionary and we have a few spaces left. Want some help with this? Join us.
June 24-30. | Chamonix, France
September 16-22 | Bozeman, Montana USA