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Peacemaking For Families [Paperback]

By Ken Sande (Author) & Tom Raabe (With)
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Item description for Peacemaking For Families by Ken Sande & Tom Raabe...

Distinguishing between positive and negative conflict resolution, "Peacemaking for Families" introduces readers to valuable principles. Real-life stories and case studies help the reader acquire the skills needed to create a true "peacemaking family."

Publishers Description
Basic conflict-resolution skills found in Scripture can help you change your home from a battle zone to a love nest. Distinguishing between positive and negative conflict resolution, "Peacemaking for Families" introduces the reader to valuable principles such as "The Peacemaker's Pledge," the "Seven A's of Forgiveness," and the "PAUSE Principle of Negotiation." Real-life stories and case studies help the reader to acquire the skills needed to create a true "peacemaking family."

Community Description
Basic conflict-resolution skills found in Scripture can help you change your home from a battle zone to a love nest. Distinguishing between positive and negative conflict resolution, Peacemaking for Families introduces the reader to valuable principles such as "The Peacemaker's Pledge," the "Seven A's of Forgiveness," and the "PAUSE Principle of Negotiation." Real-life stories and case studies help the reader to acquire the skills needed to create a true "peacemaking family."

About the Authors

Ken Sande

Attorney Ken Sande Is President Of Peacemaker Ministries. He Regularly Conciliates Business, Family, And Church Disputes And Serves As A Consultant To Pastors And Attorneys As They Work To Resolve Conflicts Outside The Courtroom. Ken Conducts Seminars Throughout The United States On Biblical Conflict Resolution.

Tom Raabe

Raabe Is A Dedicated Biblioholic, Former High School Athletics Teacher, And Avid Traveler. He Has Worked For Newspapers In Portland, Maine And San Diego. For The Last 10 Years He Has Worked As A Freelance Editor And Writer In Denver.
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Awards and Recognitions
Peacemaking For Families by Ken Sande & Tom Raabe has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2003 Finalist - Family/Parenting category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2002
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN  1589970063  
ISBN13  9781589970069  
UPC  700001000060  

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More About Ken Sande & Tom Raabe

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ken Sande is president of Peacemaker Ministries and author of the bestselling The Peacemaker. He regularly conciliates business, family, and church disputes and serves as a consultant to pastors and attorneys as they work to resolve conflicts outside of the courtroom. Sande conducts seminars on biblical conflict resolution through the United States and lives in Billings, Montana.

Kevin Johnson is the bestselling author or co-author of more than fifty books and Bible products for kids, youth, and adults. With a background as a youthworker, editor, and teaching pastor, he now pastors Emmaus Road Church in metro Minneapolis, where he lives with his wife, Lyn, and three growing children. Learn more at

Ken Sande has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Focus on the Family

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Reviews - What do customers think about Peacemaking For Families?

Must read!  Oct 5, 2008
I teach a Marriage and the Family class at a Bible college and I am planning on making this book required reading next year. I have already begun to implement the principles in my own marriage and it is truly transformational. My husband's biggest complaint is that I don't "listen" and I could never pinpoint what it was that gave him that impression. This book definitely clarified how to listen, and how to make a wise appeal (without coming across as challenging and opinionated). The stories he uses to illustrate really help make the principles concrete. Nobody ever gets formal instruction in regards to communication, confrontation, listening, and conflict resolution so people are just left to follow the "monkey see-monkey do" approach...hence the major dysfunction apparent everywhere. If everyone read this book and applied it, we'd have a totally different world. Best of all Christians could actually claim the promise of God's blessings upon themselves as peacemakers - for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9).
Retitled But Same Stuff  May 7, 2007
I was very disappointed in this book. The first half of the book was almost a verbatim reproduction of The Peacemaker. The second half of the book is a repeat of the initial repeat in the first half of the book but directed at dealing with children. There is no new information simply a change in wording that says the samething Ken Sande said in the Peacemaker and also in the first half of this book. The only hope for this book were the last two chapters that dealt with when your marriage gets in trouble and steps to protect your marriage. Both chapters were very vague and not very helpful. The author did say it was not his purpose to deal with marriage. However, my question is if that was not his intention why did he include a whole chapter on it? My recommendation is buy The Peacemaker and you do not need to waste your money on this book. It promises much and delivers very little.
Excellent resource for family conflict  Sep 10, 2005
This book is right-on in its approach to handling family conflict. It takes a Biblical approach to forgiveness, confrontation, and how to handle the offender in future interactions. Highly recommended.
What you do with conflict can change your life!  May 19, 2004
The goal of this book is to awaken the reader's perspective of conflict as an opportunity to glorify God by seeking understanding and forgiveness. Ken Sande provides excellent life stories to illustrate the real struggles we face in relationships. He then seeks the Biblical answer to resolving the breakdown in those relationships. Each part ends with an "As You Grow" section that helps to bring the study into your own life.
Part 1 reviews the common responses to conflict using the slippery slope of Peacmakers. He then shows that conflict can arise out of idols that we have established in our lives including an excellent examen of conscience that reveals that sin of idolatry. He then reviews the basic goals and pattern for resolving conflict.
Part 2 explores the four vital aspects of a peacemaking marriage. Confession removes our old hackneyed and easy ways we confess "I'm sorry" and replaces it with a thorough and God pleasing confession. Confrontation walks through the most avoided but needed part of relationships. The section on listening is excellent. Wise words shows how cautious we need to be as healers. Forgiveness is the heart of this book for me. It points out that forgiving is not a feeling it is a choice and requires us to make for promises - not to dwell on it, not to use it against them, not to talk with others, not to allow it to be a barrier. The Young Peacemakers says it - Good thought, hurt you not, gossip never, friends forever. In fact in forgiveness we replace those negative and forgiven hurts with positive ones. Negotiation occurs when substantive issues needs to be worked out in a setting that is safe and seeks compromise and satisfaction between spouses.
Part 3 begins to apply the principles laid out in the book. The first sections focuses on how to teach the principles to your children seeking teachable moments and leading by example. Chapter 9 and 10 gives life story examples of how conflict can be resolves with a child or an adult.
Part 4 gives some warning signs to look for to diagnose a troubled marriage. He then helps to understand the difficulties of both parties going to counseling and how to use negotiation to approach the obstacles to that end. I found this section very insightful and right on with me and the marriages I've seen. He then makes a plead to churches to be involved in a failing marriage, to use discipline when necessary. Finally the author closes with the preventative "insurance" policies to support a strong marriage.

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