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Come on, admit it. You bought something on black Friday or Cyber Monday. Most of us did.

Why?  Because you wanted a deal. You wanted to save money, shop wisely and get a jump on your Christmas gifts. Some of you (the ones I secretly hate and admire, simultaneously) finished your shopping.

But I’m betting there’s something you want more than a good deal or a bargain buy: it’s loving, peace-filled relationships. Healthy, life-giving relationships are the best gifts any of us could ever hope to possess. A healthy relationship is the best gift we can give.

The question is:  Do you know how?

If you long for wisdom to make relationships work–and I mean really work–even in the midst of conflict, then click here to read an article I wrote a couple of weeks ago for It’s an article on marriage, but the principles can be (and should be) applied to any and all relationships, especially when life gets messy or complicated.

And let’s be honest, a complicated or messy moment is pretty likely to happen at least once between now and the new year.


If handled wisely, conflict is an opportunity for connection. If handled unwisely, it’s a opportunity for confusion and condemnation. [bctt tweet=”Conflict opens the door for us to be united or to be ugly. The choice is ours.” username=”donnajonesspeak”]

Three simple phrases can turn things around.

So if this holiday season you’d love to have a better relationship with your man, or your mom, or your manager at work, click here to find out how.



More than a Bible teacher, Donna is a self-described Bible explainer. A colorful storyteller who combines Biblical truth with real-life anecdotes, her messages not only help listeners understand God’s Word, but most important, grasp how to live it out in real life.