'Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.' Matthew 5:9 niv
If you want peace, you have to go through conflict. The cycle of conflict isn't always pleasant nor is is one that most enjoy going through, but it's necessary.
Change. Conflict. Growth.
'But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.' 2 Timothy 2:23 nkjv
In the cycle of conflict, peacemakers must be careful to not get caught up in foolish arguments. That is difficult...especially when slander comes into the picture. ugh.
Currently I am learning how to be a peacemaker who doesn't get caught up in foolish disputes. This isn't my favorite thing to learn...at all but I know it's good to learn.