In this chapter Ken Sande shows us the options you have in a conflict. He drew a chart called the “Slippery Slope” that showed the options, I will just try to describe it to you.
Escape Responses Peacemaking Responses Attack Responses
Suicide – Flight – Denial Overlook – Reconciliation – Negotiation – Mediation – Arbitration – Accountability Assault – Litigation – Murder
Think of this as the options you have when facing a conflict. Suicide and murder are obviously the extremes. He looks at each of them and then focuses on the peace making responses
Though it takes him a lot of pages I’ll just let you read the book and find it out yourself :). I will give you the tips and processes that will help me in peacemaking.
Conflict Provides Opportunities! In Conflict you should:
Grow to be like Christ
He also gives: “The Four G’s of Peacemaking”
Glorify God: How can I please and honor God in this situation?
Get the log out of your own eye: How can I show Jesus’s work in me by taking responsibility for my contribution to this conflict?
Gently Restore: How can I serve others by helping take their responsibility for their contribution to this conflict?
Go and be Reconciled: How can I demonstrate the forgiveness of God and encourage a reasonable solution to this conflict?
That is only some of the content but it has some great ways to encouraging peace! I really encourage you to read this book!