A Gentle Answer (Proverbs 15)

with Ron Deal | March 20, 2020

When someone honks their horn, scowls at you, or offers some sort of symbol of their affection, it makes you mad. You're mad because they're mad. A harsh word stirs up anger just like Proverbs 15 says. The same thing happens in relationships. When I bring home the road rage, it escalates negativity. Unless someone compassionately responds to me. Looking past what is outside, listening to what is inside, and then hugging it. Yes, a harsh word stirs up anger. But a gentle answer turns away wrath.

When someone honks their horn, scowls at you, or offers some sort of symbol of their affection, it makes you mad. You're mad because they're mad. A harsh word stirs up anger just like Proverbs 15 says. The same thing happens in relationships. When I bring home the road rage, it escalates negativity. Unless someone compassionately responds to me. Looking past what is outside, listening to what is inside, and then hugging it. Yes, a harsh word stirs up anger. But a gentle answer turns away wrath.

A Gentle Answer (Proverbs 15)

With Ron Deal
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March 20, 2020
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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