Top 10 Fight Tips for You and Your Spouse

fight tipsHere are some practical, spiritual and comical strategies on how to prevent any KO’s in your significant relationships from John and Anita Renfroe:

 

10. Keep it Current – Don’t bring up the past.  It indicates roots of bitterness that need to be dealt with. Ephesians 4:31

9. Keep it Present – Try not put the offense of others from your past in your present relationship.

 

8. Strip Fighting –Every 5 minutes of an argument remove a piece of clothing.  Amazing how this defuses an argument!

 

7. Keep it Clean/Don’t Let it Get Mean– Just as with boxing, don’t hit below the belt!  Ephesians 4:31

 

6. Stay Engaged – The words, “LISTEN TO ME” stop a conversation, but the words, “TALK TO ME” encourage dialogue.

 

5. Keep it Christian – Be kind and compassionate! Ephesians 4:32 

 

4. Use Outside Resources – Seek out a Counselor.  Pick up or download Christian resources (books, podcasts, etc.).

 

3. Forgive – Take time to reflect on how God perfectly forgives us, it makes it easier to forgive. Ephesians 4:32 

 

2. Correctly Identify the Enemy – Our enemy is Satan, not each other. 1 Peter 5:8

 

1. Remember You Are A Team – In relationships it is only Win/Win or Lose/Lose.  Fight so love may win in the end.

 

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