Sarcasm. Hurt feelings. Misunderstanding. Alienation. When hurt people connect with other hurt people, relationship breakdowns are sure to occur. Why is it so hard to patch things up? Who should make the first move? This 96-page book on reconciliation tackles how to forgive the "un-forgivable," how to move past the hurt, and how to restore relationships by restoring trust.
What is Reconciliation? 3 Core Truths about Broken Relationships and Reconciliation
Forgiving someone is not the same as reconciliation. Unforgiveness is the root of unresolved conflict. Reconciliation is a restored relationship based on restored trust.
Even when there are valid reasons to feel hurt and even when the other person is undeserving, the spirit of reconciliation reflects the heart of God. Find out what you need to know about reconciliation and healing in relationships. It includes-
Definition Section on Reconciliation, Restoration, and Mediation
Discover the real truth that with God there is no relationship that cannot be restored. Review key definitions and encouraging Bible stories that show God's heart and desire for reconciliation and forgiveness. Covers key Bible stories, such as David, Joseph and his brothers, Abigail, and Jesus. "Even though God has set the standard for forgiveness and reconciliation, the reality of conflicts and personal offenses raises questions-questions Ms. Hunt addresses. Is there a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation? Must forgiveness result in reconciliation? The story of Joseph's reconciliation with the brothers who had abused him and sold him as a slave is one of several stories the author recounts to illustrate the grace and mercy required to restore severed relationships."-Dave Barkey, Retired Pastor, Colorado,Team Rose Representative Keys to Repairing a Broken Relationship
Am I ready for reconciliation? What does reconciliation look like? and Are we required to reconcile all relationships? Learn how to spot the 8 characteristics of an alienating heart (pride, faultfinding, avoidance, isolation, hopelessness, etc.) and the 8 characteristics of a heart of reconciliation (humility, forgiveness, self-examination, communication, risk-taking, and more).
Find out the 9 differences between reconciliation and forgiveness.
Discover the root causes for a lack of reconciliation along with 20 signs of a hardened heart. How to Mend Broken Relationships and Open the Door to Reconciliation
Gives helpful relationship advice on reconciliation and how to heal broken relationships. Steps to reconciliation include preparing our heart, forgiving others, showing love, reflecting the character of Christ, entering into His peace, and seeking mediation if needed.
Discover how to reconcile and heal broken relationships: Get a close up look at the story of the prodigal son and its principles of reconciliation. Find out the 4 goals of reconciliation and how to achieve them! Examine your own heart with a helpful "heart test"-includes 8 questions to help you reflect on your own heart and actions toward your offender. Get answers to key questions, such as- Why am I even going through this? What do I do if I can't persuade someone with a stubborn heart to reconcile? Should I seek reconciliation even when I am still angry? What do I do if my effort to bring about reconciliation with someone fails?
This helpful, easy-to-understand minibook will help you prepare your heart to resolve differences and it shows that the road to reconciliation-although difficult-is possible with God.
Published: 11th February 2014
Edition Number: 1