Life without confrontation is directionless, aimless, passive. When unchallenged, human beings tend to drift, to wander, or to stagnate. Confrontation is a gift. (David Augsburger, author)

Do you like confrontation? Many people try to avoid it at almost any cost. But Augsburger’s comments are challenging, to say the least. Our parents confronted us when we did wrong, and their discipline not only corrected us, but it set us on the path for improvement and growth. So, when it’s necessary, we will benefit if we confront others lovingly and accept it graciously.

Confront people directly so you will not be held guilty for their sin (Leviticus 19:17).