Questions related to Command 6: Be Reconciled
Eight Attitudes for Anger Resolution
learning to live out the beatitudes
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus discussed the meaning of key points in God’s Law. He began with the topic of anger:
resolve conflicts through clear communication
Husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, neighbors, employers—relationships fill our lives. They require the investments of time and care, especially when conflicts arise. A courageous conversation is an effective tool that you can use to resolve relational conflicts.
The Purpose of a Clear Conscience
living in harmony with God and men
A healthy conscience discerns between good and evil, and it gets weighed down with guilt over wrongdoing. This sense of guilt should motivate you to take responsibility for your actions and seek forgiveness when you have done something wrong.
Take Responsibility for Moral Failure
rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.
A Pathway to Freedom
finding freedom and restoration through Jesus Christ
My childhood was unpredictable. Through the influence of alcohol, violence, and abuse, those years held little stability for me, and I became depressed and lonely. When stepfathers came into my life in steady succession, weekly visits to the therapist became routine.
Spoken Blessings Change Lives
how children and adults have benefited from spoken blessings
As mothers, fathers, and children have learned to bless one another in the Lord’s name, the power of spoken blessings has become evident in their families. Below are several testimonies from family members who have learned to bless one another.
A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.
Hindrances to Gaining a Clear Conscience
common points of rationalization
When you’ve said or done something that weighs on your conscience, you might try to explain away the guilt. The following issues could keep you from clearing your conscience:
Responding to Irritations
take a seat in the classroom of life
Irritations spring from many sources: the people around you, the environment you live in, and the details of your personal life.
When Asking for Forgiveness
tips to keep in mind
Confess only to those who were directly, or actually, offended.