What is the difference between reconciliation and forgiveness? In cases of conflict, how difficult is it for you to acknowledge that you are in the wrong? Why is it so important to acknowledge you are wrong in order for true reconciliation to happen? In the road to reconciliation, what role does talking about past issues have in reconciling with the person you have conflict with?
Give examples of family conflicts that are difficult to reconcile. What makes it difficult for you to forgive a family member or a close friend who has hurt you deeply? On the other hand, what makes you willing to forgive even though you were hurt? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our deep hurt?
Discuss how the attitude of humility makes it easier for both parties to forgive and reconcile. Do you think it takes as much humility to accept an apology as it is to give one? Why do you think so? Describe how the Lord Jesus Christ is a perfect role model in accepting those who offend Him.
What does it mean to have contentment with a settled heart? How is it possible to have that kind of heart when someone has wronged you? Why is it so important to understand that restoration and reconciliation should not be focused on restitution (making up for what was lost), but in the restoration of relationships?
How important is trust in relationships between loved ones? Why could there be no true reconciliation when the two erring individuals are not ready to trust each other again? In your personal walk with God, how do you know that God trusts you to fully live out your life into Christ-likeness?