“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
- 1 How does the Bible deal with family conflict?
- 2 What does the Bible say about family gossip?
- 3 What does the Bible say about hurting siblings?
- 4 How do you show calmness when there is conflict in the family?
- 5 What does the Bible say about settling disputes?
- 6 What does the Bible say about slandering?
- 7 What does Bible say about anger?
- 8 What is malice in the Bible?
- 9 What does the Bible say about siblings getting along?
- 10 What does the Bible say about reconciling with your brother?
- 11 What does the Bible say about favoritism in the family?
- 12 What are the 4 causes of family conflicts?
- 13 How do you deal with a disrespectful family member?
- 14 How do you get rid of family tensions?
How does the Bible deal with family conflict?
God’s Word helps us handle conflict in a godly way so He can use it for good:
- Own it. If you’ve messed up, own it. Own it fully because the offense is against a Holy God—don’t explain it away.
- Speak Truth. If you’ve been hurt, go to the person humbly and talk tothem. Listen to them.
- Give grace. Be quick to forgive.
What does the Bible say about family gossip?
“ A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends” (11:13; 16:28, NIV).
What does the Bible say about hurting siblings?
Don’t treat others badly. Matthew 5:22 “But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.”
How do you show calmness when there is conflict in the family?
Try to listen
- Try to stay calm.
- Try to put emotions aside.
- Don’t interrupt the other person while they are speaking.
- Actively listen to what they are saying and what they mean.
- Check that you understand them by asking questions.
- Communicate your side of the story clearly and honestly.
What does the Bible say about settling disputes?
Matthew chapter 18, verses 15 and 16 instructs members to settle their differences privately with each other. And, if this fails, they are to seek help in resolving the dispute. Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
What does the Bible say about slandering?
According to James 3:15-16, the practice of slander is demonic. People who engage in slandering other people are being led by demons—not the Spirit of God. The root of slander is a heart that is either wayward or completely unconverted.
What does Bible say about anger?
” Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
What is malice in the Bible?
noun. desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness: the malice and spite of a lifelong enemy.
What does the Bible say about siblings getting along?
2. Ephesians 4:32 “ Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ”
What does the Bible say about reconciling with your brother?
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first. be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. The World English Bible translates the passage as: be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
What does the Bible say about favoritism in the family?
“ If … you show favoritism, you commit sin” (Jas. 2:9). It is sin because it is contrary to the character and command of God. Because favoritism is sin, there is no place for it in the hearts of God’s people, and certainly no place for it in the church.
What are the 4 causes of family conflicts?
4 Causes of Family Conflict
- Finances and Jobs.
- Sibling Rivalry.
- Child Discipline.
- In-Laws and Extended Family.
How do you deal with a disrespectful family member?
Articulate your frustration.
- Take a deep breath before and during the confrontation. Keep calm when delivering news that the person may see as accusatory.
- Remember people who are rude may be in denial or become defensive.
- Use “I-statements”, to express how you feel rather than starting a statement with “you”.
How do you get rid of family tensions?
Strategies to cope with family stress
- Know your own stress cues.
- Take time to do something that is meaningful, relaxing and fun to you and your family.
- Practice deep breathing or mindfulness.
- Get enough sleep.
- Accept your emotions and feelings.
- Consider the emotional needs of your family members.