In any interaction with other people, hurt feelings, disagreements, and personal failures are inevitable. The key to building relationships that last is not avoiding conflicts or problems, but knowing how to respond to them.
As a family of 10, we have plenty of opportunities to practice skills of reconciliation and recommitment. It is a normal part of our everyday life, but I am amazed at how many adults lack these basic relational skills.
The model we have taught our children, though simple, is very effective for restoring damaged relationships. If you can learn to communicate these three messages with sincerity and love, you will be better equipped to develop and maintain meaningful relationships in your life.
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Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.