Conflict is inevitable anywhere there are people-with family, friends, at church, in the community, in ministry and in business. It can either devastate or strengthen relationships. Conflicts are not destructive in themselves. The way they are handled determines how negative or positive they are. If a conflict between two people isn't properly resolved it can contaminate an entire family, business, congregation or ministry. Reconcilable Differences addresses conflict from a biblical perspective. Readers discover what God reveals about how to convert a potentially destructive conflict into something constructive and beneficial in personal relationships, families, as well as in the body of Christ-churches, ministries or businesses. Proven principles guide communities and individuals to transform conflict into strong, God-honoring relationships. These skills were tested for over thirty years with about forty-thousand missionaries, ministry leaders and churches worldwide. This book is divided into six Keys to unlock relationships: 1.Embrace Conflict as an Ally unlocks the keys to effectively managing conflict to build your relationships, rather than destroying them. 2.To Err is Human-to Confront Is Divine unlocks keys to make confrontation positive, rather than negative. 3.Ticking Time Bombs unlocks skills to lower anger with someone attacking you verbally so you can come to a win/win situation. 4.Facilitate Peace unlocks skills to empower others to manage their conflicts. 5.Houston, We Have a Problem unlocks seven powerful steps to help you or others find solutions to problems. 6.Overcome Obstacles solidifies the unlocked skills. Reconcilable Differences offers: ** Spiritual resources vital for managing conflicts ** Ground rules and foundational guidelines for conflict resolution from God's Word ** Opportunities to work through each skill for greater understanding and practice Available as an online course or workshop for your ministry. www.RelationshipResources.org; www.RRcourses.com Here are some of the reviews of this material: "Gaylyn Williams wisely shares practical tools to build community by learning the skills to treat each other with dignity and love that is truly felt and understood. These biblically-grounded principles are destined to transform lives and ministries, unlocking new doors to spread the love of Jesus." Dr. Dick Eastman, International President, Every Home for Christ "We train people to preach so well that they can raise the dead, then they kill them again with their interpersonal skills. These materials give pastors and ministry leaders the practical skills they need to be effective in their ministries." Patrick Repp, Minnesota Renewal Center "There is no church, no pastor, no elder board, no ministry team and no Bible study group that would not profit immensely from this book. The tools given at the workshop using these materials are truly everyday tools. I use them in every relationship-from the casual acquaintance to the most intense counseling situation." Pastor Tim Westcott, Idyllwild Bible Church, Idyllwild, California "I really believe this material has His anointing and is the best training tool I've seen for our kind of people. I really believe in it." Duane, missionary in Thailand "I have three things to say about your material: 1) excellent 2) Excellent 3) EXCELLENT! It is definitely worth the price of the course!" Phil, missionary in Ecuador
The author of thirty books, Gaylyn is best known for her practical, biblical approach to self-help. She addresses the struggles, disappointments and challenges that are common to all, honestly sharing from personal experience, including: abandonment as a child, deaths of her six-month-old son and her fiance, sixteen years as a single mom raising two rambunctious sons and major betrayals by a close friend. Her titles include "The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's Heart," "Keys to Joy" and "All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!" She has been published by traditional and nontraditional publishers including Readers Digest, B&H Publishing Group, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Wycliffe Bible Translators, International Training Partners, Outskirts Press, Success Books, Standard Publishing and Joshua Morris Publishing. Raised as a missionary kid in Guatemala, Gaylyn went on to serve as a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators for fifteen years and The Navigators for three years. Since 1999, she has directed a nonprofit international ministry called Relationship Resources. Gaylyn is the mother of two married sons. Today Gaylyn writes and speaks nationally and internationally. Dozens of radio and television programs have featured her. She taught as an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, and English Language Institute China. She has also served on many boards of directors. Readers and students alike agree: Gaylyn is passionate about encouraging and equipping people in their relationship with God, themselves and others. Her writing and speaking are practical and biblical, empowering people to grow spiritually, personally, relationally, and professionally. Gaylyn can be contacted at Gaylyn@RelationshipResources.org "Gaylyn Williams and her incredible life story and spirit inspire all those who are fortunate enough to hear her speak or read her story. Gaylyn's humble, but powerful, style is laced with humor, grace, heartache and joy, whileherstory embodies adventure, courage, triumph and tragedy. By creatively sharing the lessons shelearned along the way, Gaylyn helps the rest of us see how wetoo canapply those lessons to easeour ownburdens." -Kris Harty, Author and Speaker"