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We face unprecedented levels of polarization and conflict. Connecting with God can help.
Conflict is inevitable. But rather than approaching conflicts as threats or problems to be solved, what if we could see our disagreements as opportunities for personal growth? Could our differences push us toward developing healthier relationships and communities? Facilitator and mediator Betty Pries gently guides readers toward seeing discord as an opportunity for positive change and a way to build resilience. Rooted in the conviction that conflict can strengthen our relationships and deepen our self-knowledge, Pries offers practical skills for engaging conflict and invites readers into a deeper connection with the triune God, who unity is unbroken by difference.
Pries plumbs the depth of contemplative Christian spirituality as a resource for engaging conflict in new and life-giving ways. Rooted in Christian practices of mindfulness, connecting with our most authentic selves, and deep listening to uncover new possibilities, this book offers new ways forward in the face of interpersonal and organizational conflicts.
About the Author
Betty Pries is co-founder and CEO of Credence & Co., a consulting agency dedicated to working with organizations and their leaders to help them thrive and flourish. With over 26 years of experience coaching, mediating, training, facilitating, and consulting, Pries is highly regarded as a specialist in conflict, change, and leadership. She brings a unique mix of biblical and theological reflection, spiritual guidance, organizational leadership, and facilitation skills to her work with congregations, faith-based institutions, universities, health care, government agencies, and businesses.