It wasn’t exactly sound advice but, you had to admit, he had a point. The older gentleman leaned across the table and said,
“I learned a long time ago, when you’re having a disagreement with your wife, as soon as you are convinced you’re 100 percent correct, apologize immediately!”
There’d be a lot fewer arguments in marriage if this advice was followed, wouldn’t there?
But, is that what God would have you do … cave immediately to keep the peace? No, that is never a long-term solution. Stuffing what you think and feel now will only lead to a destructive explosion down the road.
Disagreements are inevitable. After all, this is marriage! So, how do we have an honest disagreement without it escalating into a full-scale war, dishonoring ourselves, damaging our relationship, and diminishing our testimony as followers of Jesus Christ?
Everything in life operates on a set of rules: Growing a garden, playing football, landing an airplane, downhill skiing, driving a car … it doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, ignore the rules and you’re going to have a mess on your hands.
[Read the rest of the article at The Time-Warp Wife.]