The most important relationship you’ll ever have is a spiritual relationship between yourself and a higher power. Relationships with other people are good, necessary even. But in our darkest hour our spouses, family or friends may not be there for us; not because they don’t want to, but often because they cannot. So we should take the time to develop and nurture our spiritual selves. Our mother can’t do it for us. Our father can’t do it for us. Our husband or wife can’t do it for us. This is work that we must do ourselves. In the end, it’s the most important.
Sometimes we think as conflicts only as physical confrontations or big show downs. We think if we keep our mouths shut, then our problems will be solved. In reality, conflicts represent a differing of opinions. Often conflicts arise because poor communication may keep those involved from understanding what the other person’s opinion is, and why they have that opinion. Being silent usually doesn’t solve conflicts, it allows it to fester. Many marriages, friendships and families have been split apart because of silent conflicts.
Today let’s be motivated to solving our conflicts through open, honest, fair and respectful communication. A little motivation is all we need!