Drop It & Let It Go

with Ron Deal | July 6, 2020

No, I'm not talking about avoiding. Avoiding just postpones conflict, it doesn't resolve it. I'm suggesting that not everything is worth a conflict. The biblical proverb warns, "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out." Look, not everything is a hill to die on especially if your marriage or family is already stressed. If you can be generous with mercy, let it go.

No, I'm not talking about avoiding. Avoiding just postpones conflict, it doesn't resolve it. I'm suggesting that not everything is worth a conflict. The biblical proverb warns, "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out." Look, not everything is a hill to die on especially if your marriage or family is already stressed. If you can be generous with mercy, let it go.

Drop It & Let It Go

With Ron Deal
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July 06, 2020
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Ron: Sometimes, the best way to avoid a conflict is to just drop it.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: No, I’m not talking about avoiding. Avoiding just postpones conflict, it doesn’t resolve it. I’m suggesting that not everything is worth a conflict. A Jamaican proverb wisely suggests, “Before you marry keep both eyes open; after marriage shut one.” That sounds like the biblical proverb that warns, “Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”

Look, not everything is a hill to die on especially if your marriage or family is already stressed. If you can be generous with mercy, let it go. Shutting one eye does everyone a favor. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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