Reconciliation is a frequently misunderstood term, and its process for healing relationships is even more mysterious. Its knowledge and application are vital to our inner and outer worlds.
The word describes making one belief compatible with another. Although used in the financial world to see bank accounts balance, businesses thrive, humans need reconciliation to ensure that relationships stay connected through struggles and tragedies. Commonly, friendships get betrayed, marriages dissolve, a parent power struggles with children, or families hurt one another.
Conciliation means to “bring together, unite, or make friends.” Reconciliation is needed when this bond breaks. Of course, this process is not easy but worth the journey.
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Let’s take action. Try this Preventing Resentment Question:
Take time to sit down every week to ask the following question. Is there any unconfessed sin, unresolved hurt, or conflict from the last week that we need to seek reconciliation?
Work through conflicts by asking a Rebuilding Relationship Question:
What am I/you feeling? What do I/you need? How can I/we collaborate so I/we healthily meet that need?
When needing to ask forgiveness for past wrongs, try this Reconciliation Requesting Question:
1) Offer a genuine apology.
2) Verbalize what you can take responsibility for.
3) Share how hurting someone you care about feels to you.
4) Ask your partner what they need from you to heal and move forward.