The gentle way

Even if you’re the most chilled-out, peace-loving person, it’s impossible to go through life without sometimes clashing with others. So how do we at least handle conflict wisely, and in a way that glorifies God?

If someone disses you for your outfit, your opinion, or anything else, deflate the tension by thanking them. Say (sincerely, not sarcastically), ‘Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I’ll definitely think about what you’ve said.’ That’ll take the fight right out of them. Solomon writes, ‘A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.’ (Proverbs 15:1 – https://bit.ly/3wP2O7Y)