E: 10 Peacemaking Women

Peacemaking Women:

Are you a peace maker or a peace faker? The world is broken by sin, and we carry that sin into our relationships with others. How can we seek to be peacemakers that respond to conflict redemptively instead of emotively?  Tara Barthel joins Karen Hodge to discuss practical tools that will transform us from peace fakers to peacemaking women.

Discussion Questions:

  • How does having an eternal perspective affect how you deal with conflict?
  • Tara describes how “escaping and attacking” are slippery slope responses to conflict. Which of those responses have you used? How can you commit to getting up on top of the slippery slope with peacemaking responses to work through our conflict?
  • What’s the difference between a peace-faker and a peace-maker?
  • What are the 4 G’s and how could they help you to be a peacemaker?
  • What promise does Jesus make in John 13:33 that might be an encouragement in the face of conflict?
  • Read 1 Peter. What does it say about being treated poorly?
    What do Psalm 37 & 73 say about having an eternal perspective?

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About the Speaker:

Tara Barthel

Tara Barthel has served as a Christian mediator for over twenty years. She formerly worked as an attorney in Chicago, and then moved to Billings, Montana to work for Ken Sande as the Director of the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Currently, Tara serves her family as a homemaker, while occasionally accepting Christian conciliation cases, church interventions, and speaking / writing invitations. Tara is the author of the peacemaking women’s video series Living the Gospel in Relationships and the ASL-translated women’s video series Becoming Who You Already Are, the co-author of the books Peacemaking Women and Redeeming Church Conflicts, and a contributing author to the PCA women’s blog enCourage. Tara earned her law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her B.A. in psychology from Augustana College (Illinois). Currently enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary and pursuing her Master’s degree in Religion, Tara has been married to her husband, Fred, for over twenty years and they have two daughters and a very friendly Golden Retriever. To learn more about Tara, please visit her website: www.tarabarthel.com.

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