Peacemaking also is not appeasing another person for the sake of peace.
In other words, I always give in to your ways, have it your way, do it your way. I'm manipulated, I'm dominated by you.
Listen, GOD doesn't expect you to be a doormat. You study the ministry of JESUS CHRIST, JESUS never backed off from a legitimate issue. When people say, "Because you're a CHRISTian you have to give in and do what I say." That's called manipulation, folks. When you always give in to the other person then that is called co-dependency. And GOD doesn't expect you to be a doormat. That's not peacemaking.
The result of appeasement is always resentment. It builds up in your self. When I swallow my feelings, my stomach keeps score. And I don't feel like having a healthy relationship with you because it's a sick relationship. Peace at any price is not legitimate peace.
That is something important to remember in your relationships.
Just a thought from the front porch…