Original blog April 21, 2019. We usually lose the heart of an argument in the heat of an argument. We revel in winning, while relationships are lost. How sad.
James 4:1-3 – What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives. (NIV 1984)
Regrets, I’ve Had A Few – Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. (Ambrose Bierce)
But Then Again, Too Few To Mention? – When faced with pressure and strong opinions, instead of adding constructive dialogue, we often look for ways to win, punish or keep the peace.
Win –We may attempt to correct the “facts,” quibble over details, and/or point out the flaws in others’ points of view, with a view to winning…
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