9 Ways to Defuse a Disagreement
Excellent, excellent post on disagreements, something every marriage (and relationship) has to deal with. Love this post.
My mother was decidedly not fond of fiery discussions. She has always detested conflict of any sort. Dad would often tease Mom, trying to get a rise out of her, but she would not be baited. He might as well have been arguing with that famed fencepost, for all the luck he had in drawing his wife into an argument.
By nature, I tend to take after my father, but by conscious effort, I try to follow my mother’s example.
Scripture says it would be better to live in a desert or in the corner of a roof than in a house with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife. (Proverbs 21:19; 25:14) My mother’s…
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Posted on February 28, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Thank you. You have such a nurturing, helpful blog. Jennifer Flounders gave a lot of good advise and wisdom in this. I need to be reminded that it takes two to argue and I don’t have to be one of them. 🙂 Also wanted you to know that I especially benefited from your “Be Unstoppable” series. Looking forward to meeting you at the Writing Success One Day Conference on April 26th.
Wonderful, Linda. I’m glad you’re coming to the conference. Make sure you say hi to me.
Mike: Thanks for posting the article. I always avoid the word argue as Mark Twain said “He who argues with a fool is one.” I choose to “discuss” things with people in hopes of avoiding the escalating tensions of an argument. Sadly I must continue to work on this aspect of my character. The points in the article are all great ones.