In the house I grew up in, there is a hole in the bathroom door. It was the result of one brother swinging a baseball bat at another brother. Fortunately, the door closed before the bat met its intended destination.
The door was never fixed or replaced. Instead, the hole served as a visible reminder of how unresolved conflict can leave lasting damage — not just to a house but to a heart.
You know what I’m talking about.
Perhaps you still carry the wounds of words that were slung at you years ago. You might dread coming home from work. A temper flare-up has left you scorched. Conflict that has been simmering for years is starting to boil.
This weekend I will be sharing advice from God’s word about how to resolve conflict in a healthy manner. We will never eliminate conflict; but we can learn to handle it better.