Conflict is a part of life. At times we want to reach in our arsenal of past wrongs and blast out against someone. Instead we should draw from our library of affirmation and pick some phrases that can help defuse tense situations – I see your point, How can we fix this? I’m sorry, will you forgive me? Can we start over? Help me understand, Let’s try again. Proverbs 15:1 is so true.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.