Two Lips Walk Into a Fight

with | July 19, 2019

Actually, it's no joke. In the Bible Proverbs 18:6 says, "A fool's lips walk into a fight." Yes, what you say can start an argument. That's true in many situations. But here's a mistake parents and stepparents make with teens: when you're irritated with them and immediately launch into a lecture assuming you know what's motivating them. How much better to pause and ask a question about what's going on behind the scenes. Listen first. Then if appropriate, you can always come back to the lecture.

Actually, it's no joke. In the Bible Proverbs 18:6 says, "A fool's lips walk into a fight." Yes, what you say can start an argument. That's true in many situations. But here's a mistake parents and stepparents make with teens: when you're irritated with them and immediately launch into a lecture assuming you know what's motivating them. How much better to pause and ask a question about what's going on behind the scenes. Listen first. Then if appropriate, you can always come back to the lecture.

Two Lips Walk Into a Fight

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