The Conflict Dilemma
Jesus promised, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).
In spite of this promise, many sincere Christians choose to live with unresolved conflict in their personal lives and in their churches.
This situation causes deep pain and discouragement and hinders true Christian fellowship.
It also damages the credibility of people who are meant to be ambassadors for the Prince of Peace in a world full of broken relationships.
We believe it also saddens the heart of God.
If unresolved conflict leads to so many serious consequences, why don’t many good-hearted Christians make peace with each other? We have pondered that question for decades.
So, why don’t we make peace?
After hearing hundreds of stories over the years, we are convinced that most sincere Christians don’t need to be told they should be peacemakers. Most already know that.
We believe many Christians avoid resolving their conflicts because of hindrances like these:
- They don’t know where to start.
- They are afraid they will make a mistake.
- They’ve tried something, it didn’t work, and they don’t know what to do next.
- They don’t have hope that anything will work.
- They’ve only been taught one Bible passage on peacemaking: Matthew 18:15-17 (“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault…”).
A clear, practical, and accessible model of biblical peacemaking
The Peace Pursuit ModelTM is designed to address those kinds of hindrances. It is based on biblical values and the experience of helping to resolve hundreds of conflicts, big and small.
If your conflict is confusing, chaotic, or complicated, Peace Pursuit gives you clarity and confidence as you make appropriate decisions toward appropriate confession and forgiveness.
At the same time, Peace Pursuit affirms that people are unique and each relational problem is different.
Welcome to Peace Pursuit!