Mennonite Men had a retreat for men and boys at Drift Creek Camp in Oregon (September 29-October 1, 2017). We especially enjoyed being in this wonderful facility set in an old growth forest of the Pacific Northwest.
We focused on Making Peace With Conflict. Recognizing that
conflict is a normal part of all our relationships, we gathered to learn how to
deal with this in our lives.
While we had circle time to talk about our
experiences of conflict, we also had fun with problem solving exercises.
While conflict can seem like a tug of war, we discovered ways of cooperating to reach win/win solutions to our problems.
The challenge is to overcome our instinctive reactions in conflict so we may communicate our needs, work together and respect one another. And when we do, we can "make peace with conflict."
Some of our most wonderful experiences were being in this beautiful part of God's creation. Adam's return to Eden.