MYTH #2: Whoever shouts loudest wins the argument.
TRUTH: “A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.” Proverbs 12:16
TRUTH: “Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.” Proverbs 18:13
TRUTH: “Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.” Proverbs 18:2
The tone of your words will shape the tone of your relationships. Don’t be a bully. Be a listener. Especially in marriage, remember than disagreements won’t have a “winner” and a “loser.” You’re on the same team so you’ll either win together or lose together. Work together with mutual respect and thoughtfulness to find a solution that works for you both.
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