Acts 20

Acts 20:35
It is more blessed to give than to receive.

As a parent, you know that most, if not all disagreements your children have is basically trying to get something from the other. Sometimes, however, I like to flip the script. I’ll step in and say, “Hey guys, instead of arguing over what you can get from each other, I want you to argue for what you can give to each other. Go ahead and try it.” Almost immediately smiles begin to appear. Tensions dissolve and tones take on a soothing sound. And something interesting happens: the argument is well resolved within the moment. No one seems to lose, and everybody comes out just fine.  
What interpersonal conflict might you find yourself in today? Usually it is the product of two people trying to get the other person to understand them. And instead of trying to get understanding today, how about you simply try to extend it? For as the Scripture says, it is more blessed to give than to receive.
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