Thursday, September 29, 2011

When Arguments Flare Up

“When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence” –Unknown

When we don’t know what to think or how to feel, it’s in these times we can become susceptible to saying what’s “better left unsaid.” Some in conversation have already got their comebacks to what they only pretended to hear, which means their response isn’t really a ‘response’ at all. If an argument looks to become heated, not only is it good people-skills to stay cordial, it’s a Biblical mandate that we strive to be Christ-like. That’s not necessarily being a pushover, Jesus was never a pushover, but that’s using discernment to mitigate in your own mind what to say, and what not to say.

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” -James 1:19

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