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grandfather grandson foreheadFootball season is over and most of the talk shows have lost their pizzaz.  Why are talk shows so popular which feature two guys arguing their differences of opinions?

Conflict.  Simple as that.  We all love conflict. What has given conflict a bad rap is the amount of disrespect that tends to come with it.

My daughter Savannah took some sports classes in college and one of her assignments was to keep up with what was being talked about.

So she became an avid watcher of First Take.  Two guys vehemently disagreeing, but at the same time, a total absence of disrespect.  That is the secret sauce.  And she absolutely loved the show.

The Bible offers this healthy, practical advice; Show proper respect to all people. 1 Peter 2:17 (NIV)

When you have conflict with disrespect you have drama.  And while drama may be popular on TV, it doesn’t play well in real life.

So the next time you find yourself in the middle of a conflict acknowledge the value of the other person and act accordingly.

Actually you will enjoy it more.  Conflict without disrespect.  Try it!