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Peacemaking for Families (Focus on the Family) Paperback – September 1, 2002
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About the Author
Ken Sande es abogado, conferencista y autor de "El pacificador". Como presidente de "Peacemaker Ministries", tiene pasion por llevar el poder transformador de los principios de pacificacion de Dios a la vida de todo cristiano y a su iglesia.
Tom Raabe es editor y escritor independiente, y tiene cinco libros de su autoria. Actualmente, vive en Arizona.
Tom Raabe is a freelance editor and writer who has authored five books. He currently lives in Arizona.
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Part 1 reviews the common responses to conflict using the slippery slope of Peacmakers. He then shows that conflict can arise out of idols that we have established in our lives including an excellent examen of conscience that reveals that sin of idolatry. He then reviews the basic goals and pattern for resolving conflict.
Part 2 explores the four vital aspects of a peacemaking marriage. Confession removes our old hackneyed and easy ways we confess "I'm sorry" and replaces it with a thorough and God pleasing confession. Confrontation walks through the most avoided but needed part of relationships. The section on listening is excellent. Wise words shows how cautious we need to be as healers. Forgiveness is the heart of this book for me. It points out that forgiving is not a feeling it is a choice and requires us to make for promises - not to dwell on it, not to use it against them, not to talk with others, not to allow it to be a barrier. The Young Peacemakers says it - Good thought, hurt you not, gossip never, friends forever. In fact in forgiveness we replace those negative and forgiven hurts with positive ones. Negotiation occurs when substantive issues needs to be worked out in a setting that is safe and seeks compromise and satisfaction between spouses.
Part 3 begins to apply the principles laid out in the book.Read more ›
There were several aspects of Sande's book that were very helpful. The greatest strength of his work was that Sande's grounded all of his practical advice for managing conflict firmly in the gospel. While there is no shortage of Christian books on the topic of conflict management, many of these works build their arguments using proof-texts about peacemaking rather than grounding their arguments within the metanarrative of Scripture. Their arguments tend to follow the following pattern: Christians should obey the Bible, and the Bible says to be a peacemaker, therefore Christians should be peacemakers. These books turn to verses such as Matt. 5:9 or Rom 12:18 to convince or encourage Christians to behave in this manner. Although there is no doubt that Christians should obey these passages, this line of reasoning runs the danger of ultimately making a believer's obedience man-centered rather than God-centered.Read more ›
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Long winded and doesn't really add anything new to what I've read before. Found "How We Love" by the Yerkovices to be far more helpful to finding peace with my husband et... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Bridget
These books every family should own & even though I am not in favor of books men write to say what God has said, these are a great reminder of putting into practice great biblical... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kim A. Boring
Great book on people personality traits and how to relate to them.Published 14 months ago by Michael
This book was first presented to me by my Assistant Pastor. As I went through this book it really made me aware of how to handle situations in my marriage differently. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Thomas Hanscom
I am still reading this book. It is very helpful. Thank you.Published 22 months ago by Marlene Y. Larsen