Christian singer Stephanie Smith shares with us this week about her struggle to forgive her father. She has used her music as an outlet to work through her feelings and to express the joy God placed in her heart as a result of forgiving.

What helps you express your feelings? Leave a comment and share your story.

ENCOUNTER article: "Forgiving a Father"
article author: by Christy Barritt
magazine: January 25, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

Got a Problem?

This week Brian told us things people try that do and don't solve conflicts.

How have you resolved a past conflict? What worked? What didn't work? Leave a comment and share your story.

ENCOUNTER article: "Real Resolution"
article author: by Brian Coates
magazine: January 18, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

When anger has a cause

This week Stephanie shared her righteous anger—she was mad about a cause, and she expressed her anger by taking action to find ways to stop the injustice.

What issues cause you to have righteous anger? What are you doing to express that anger? Leave a comment and talk about it.

ENCOUNTER article: "Beauty for Ashes"
article author: by Stephanie Reese as told to April Stier
magazine: January 11, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER

Hidden Anger

This week Christy confessed how she discovered she'd been harboring anger against a girl at school. Has God ever helped you see the anger you had hidden inside? Leave a comment and tell us what you learned.

ENCOUNTER article: "Queen of Hearts"
article author: Christy Heitger
magazine: January 4, 2009 issue of ENCOUNTER
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