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Mediation literally means “being in the middle.”

Contact Glen for a free consultation regarding your particular situation. Generally, in mediation someone (the mediator) is in the middle between the two person, re-framing or reinterpreting what each person in the dispute is saying, usually focusing on the content of the person’s words but often re-expressing the person’s feelings in a non-threatening way.

Mediation can be done by “caucusing” i.e. meeting with each person or party separately, usually in rooms or spaces close together to allow the mediator to travel back and forth quickly. Mediation can also be done by two people meeting in the same room or group(s) of individuals meeting together. The more people involved (especially with diverse opinions) the more complex the relationships between and among individuals hence the longer mediation takes. Having a spokesman for a group(s) can facilitate and shorten mediation. whether it’s divorce mediation or church mediation, Glen can help.

At Bickford Mediation, Glen  focuses on divorce and marriage mediation and also on church mediation and consultation. He is used to being “in the middle.” He understands both divorce (Glen is divorced, has worked with couples for many years) and churches (Glen has been a pastor since 1992 and consulted with Speed Leas https://sites.google.com/site/speedleas/ and Peter Steinke (his books here: http://www.amazon.com/Peter-L.-Steinke/e/B001JS2ZJG), both consultants and many decades of experience). For mediation services, whether divorce mediation or church mediation, contact Glen today! Minnesota mediation services done right.

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While serving as a Council President, Glen was serving as Interim at our church. A potential conflict arose which involved a well respected family of the congregation. Glen skillfully worked both sides of the issue and through his guidance, we peacefully and mutually resolved the issue at a meeting in his absence. I would highly recommend Rev. Glen Bickford for any mediation type work.”~ Gary T. Balcome