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Conflict resolution: When you have only one side of the story

Proverbs 18:17b says, “The first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.”

Or as my friend Daniel likes to say, “There’s no pancake so thin that it doesn’t have two sides.”

For example, you’ve probably counseled:

  • A parent whose teenage son refuses to come in to meet with you
  • A church member who has conflict with out-of-state family members
  • A wife dealing with marital conflict whose husband isn’t a Christian and wants nothing to do with the church
  • Someone in conflict with non-believers at his office

Counseling one party in the conflict

Without knowing the full story, it’s difficult, and you might say unwise, to fully embrace the perspective of the one you’re counseling. So how can you help? Can you do more than offer a compassionate ear?


Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Biological psychology, Counselling psychology and CBT and NLP. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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