You don’t have to attend every argument to which you are invited
January 21st - A grudge is one thing that doesn’t get better when it’s nursed.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Arguments happen. But let’s make sure they are resolved. Grudges are a burden too heavy to carry. I don’t think I’ve ever had a good argument or been the winner of any. I’ve known a lot of people that were just cruising for an argument, but that didn’t mean I had to join them. To me they are a waste of time. Discussions about things are fine, but when they turn into an argument it’s just better to walk away.
To be right, be willing to admit you are wrong.
There are two sides to everything. You can never see both sides until you stop accusing and humbly listen to the other person instead. To solve a conflict, someone needs to be willing to take the blame.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger
What we say and how we say it not only makes a difference in the reaction we’ll receive, but it also determines whether conflict or peace will result. Many arguments could be avoided and tense situations relaxed if we practiced the truth of this verse.
The next time someone speaks to you in a harsh or angry tone, try to reverse the trend by expressing meekness, quietness of spirit, and loving concern instead
Our loved ones may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons—but they are helpless against our prayers.
J. Sidlow Baxter
Prayer is often the best way to go when things are in turmoil. Not knowing all the answers or ways to solve our problems, prayer works when nothing else can.
Soft words are hard arguments.