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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Sunday Reflection: On Arguments

Three things I’ve learned about arguments:
1.      It’s less about the topic of bickering and more about the bickerers.
2.      It’s rare that a person will continue to argue if the person they wish to argue with refuses to join in.
3.      Thoughtful words will often tame the most ferocious heart and stifle a pending quarrel.
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” 
 
Blessings!
 
Scripture source: Holy Bible, Biblegateway.com

7 comments:

  1. That's right - if we don't argue back, then the argument dies.

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  2. Yeah that is true, don't bicker with the bicker-r haha

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  3. I don't like arguing either. I had an aunt & uncle that went at it hammer & tongs, All. The. Time. It was very upsetting. As a result, I grew to detest George Costanza's parents on 'Seinfeld' because it was like listening to Aunt Eve & Uncle Dick.

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  4. Excellent advice! As for #3, the most helpful way I've found to say something thoughtful is to pause before speaking to consider what you might say.

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  5. So true! I'm not much of an arguer myself and it's interesting to watch people's reactions when I don't engage :)

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  6. You are right, it does take two to quarrel but there are some who search for someone to quarrel with. lol

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  7. Such a good point! Sometimes if we don't have something nice to say, we shouldn't say anything at all. :)

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