Many couples don’t realize that hurt feelings are really awakened fears. Understanding the way relational fear feeds recurring conflict is the key to breaking the cycle of hurtful arguments.
All couples fight. And it feels as if we’re fighting about something. But when we look at our conflicts, they can sound pretty insignificant. Big things don’t ensnare us as often as the little things.
Lying is almost always about protecting self. When we’re tempted to lie, we can ask ourselves, What does this fib do for me? Then we can ask, What are the personal and relational costs of this lie?
There is no morally significant difference between the embryo you once were and the adult you are today.
You don’t need a graduate degree to defend the pro-life position. And you can do it effectively in one minute or less.
Don’t get sucked into teen drama . . . by letting go of the battles that aren’t life-changing.
When you pick your battles well, you continue to build your relationship with your teen. Here’s how.
A successful marriage requires two mature individuals who are committed to personal growth and development. You won’t reach perfection in this life, but you can continue to pursue Christlikeness.
If you cultivate a cooperative attitude with your spouse, you will save yourself a lot of grief. And you will have found the secret to fighting a good fight.
If we avoid conflict or pretend it doesn’t exist, the greater the problem will become.