When dealing with conflict in any small church or congregation it is important to confront it and deal with it as with any conflict. By ignoring the small things that irritate us and displease us, we are actually doing a disservice to all. We are here to learn to love and support another, and the reality is by letting these issues prolong, they call for further counsel. Attending unresolved issues often calls for mediation and larger support groups to assist. Thiscan be beneficial to emotional support those with the spiritual stress from the controversy. However we must realize that ministers are often left alone embroiled in this and need to have someone to confide in and bring wisdom and understanding for an unbiased counsel. Compounding effects and overlooking issues can result in hopeless and sometimes traumatic conflict. By keeping these issues hidden they can create resentment, anger and bitterness. By engaging others in a discussion of how our words, behaviors and attitudes may be interpreted, we can bring some self-reflection and help us to process our emotions and commit to improvement knowing our reactions and presence in a situation can improve.
The underlying logic of the Afghan policy is that in order to prevent the risk of #Afghanistan becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks like 9/11, it must be permanently #occupied.
Given #America is constantly expanding its #military footprint around the world—most recently into #Syria and the Central African Republic – one can be forgiven for forgetting about the longest war in the history of the United States : the war in Afghanistan
Despite over 15 years of support, the government in #Kabul currently controls only 63% of the country. It is likely to lose control of more territory with serious advances by #Taliban#forces in the last year. The government has been rife with #corruption primarily related to stealing US development funds and facilitating #heroin smuggling. Afghanistan remains the world capital for opium production, and is even hitting new highs.
None of these problems are new. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s own brother was allegedly one of the biggest heroin dealers in the country. And the Taliban have never really been under threat of being outright defeated, so much as temporarily setback.
But that’s the point. The #war has gone nowhere and, even though there are no prospects for victory, it continues on and on. There remains no solid plan for the #US to either succeed or withdrawal from Afghanistan. In truth, there does not appear to be much of an interest in coming up with such a plan from anyone within the federal government.
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This is conflict because Jillian and Nicolina are punching each other and fighting. #original#conflict
Happy #CultureWednesdays! Today I'm talking about one of the most important schools you can develop when communicating across cultures and that's #EMPATHY
Stop Disagreements from Turning Into Fights In this episode we discuss: How to avoid escalating a disagreement into a fight in your #relationship, Determining where the fight is coming from by asking, “Is it stemming from you, me or us?”, Mirroring your partner to help talk your way through a disagreement, How going meta and thinking about how you are thinking can help resolve conflict in your relationship, Why it’s important to not become the ‘judge’ of the disagreement with your partner, and much more! Link in bio!