And it's completely avoidable.
It's the cancer that runs rampant inside our lives that destroys relationships, creates more problems than it solves, and can be downright stupid.
I'm convinced that it can be the most destructive force in building the Body of Christ up. The inability for people to man-up and address the issues that are coming between them and someone else is huge. The thing of it is, admitting that perhaps the issue is not with them but with you can be one of the more difficult things to tackle. But it is so important that it happens.
A short one today, but only because this is a topic that simply needs some humility and self-examination applied to it in order to be rectified. The fact is that we all know how to deal with conflict. Some of us might get cold sweats thinking about conflict. But we all know how to deal with it. It comes down to a simple principle.
Conflict is not a one way issue. Make sure you're loosening your reigns in the situation as well.
Now, the difficult part in all of this is recognizing where we need to change and implementing things to help you overcome your pride and the issues that you need to deal with. It is foolish to think that the other person is the only one with the issues.