Scripture reference: Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor – Ecclesiastes 4:9,
Remembering that you and your spouse are teammates and not opponents in the competition will help you tread carefully when resolving conflicts. At the end you must always end up on the same side with no injuries because there is still more to come.
Never win an argument at the expense of your relationship.
Roman 10:12 teaches us to practice playing second fiddle and letting others have their way. It is not stupidity, neither is it inferiority complex; but sometimes taking the fall might be a little price to pay for love and peace to reign.
Communication is key in marriage. What you say, how you say it, when you say it, and where you say it, goes a long way to either make or mar your home.
Don’t seek to win in communication. You may win the argument and lose your spouse/partner. A moment of indiscretion can cause you life time damage.
You’re always saying something; even your silence says a lot! Always remember who you are talking to.” (Mike Murdock)
Daily digest: Ecclesiastes 4:1-16
Prayer: Lord, teach me to fight the good fight in my relationship. Help me to use constructive words even when I’m angry, so that even in conflicts, I build up my spouse. I shall speak the right words; whether I feel like it or not; whether my spouse is deserving of it or not. I declare in Jesus’ name, that my spouse doesn’t misunderstand my words; even when upset, we always play as a team. Amen.