Boris has been sent to his shed ... In this lesson Dave and Boris talk about how to handle conflict so that both parties create connection. Dave talks about how winning an argument, can in reality be losing connection ... and might lead to being sent to the shed.
Materials Required: pencil and paper (colored pencils and markers optional)
Age Group: Late Elementary/KS2
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Relationship Skills' from the CASEL 5.
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
CF4: Caring Friendships - that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened.
CF5: Caring Friendships- managing conflict
RR2: Respectful Relationships - practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.
The Bible tells us “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely” (Hebrews 12:1). Or as Boris says, “Don’t Hold On to What’s Wrong!” Arguments, frustrations, and bitterness are like weights that pull our heart down. The way to getting rid of these weights is not to decide which party was right in the argument, but to reconcile the relationship. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus tells us if someone has a problem with you, you should go make it right before you worship (Matthew 5:23-24). This means you might be right; it might be their problem not yours. Still, making it right will reduce the weight. Don’t Hold On!
Additional Scripture: Mark 11:25