A family life educator's suggested solutions of family problems will spring from his beliefs abou the sources of human conflict. This paper sketches a theory of conflict that is rooted in the individual's betrayal of his/her own fundamental values. Hypocrisy and self-deception ensue, and individuals insidiously provoke each other to do the very things for which they blame one another. This means that people can desist form the attitudes that throw them into conflict and live harmoniously. But because of their self-deception, seeing how to do this is not easy. Ultimately, the solution lies in moral responsibility. Implications for family life educators are explored.
Warner, C. Terry and Olson, Terrance D.
"Another View of Family Conflict and Family Wholeness,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol10/iss1/5