I watched Pride and Prejudice the other night (for the first time).
I don’t normally watch chic flicks (just my personal taste), but a friend twisted my arm and lent the movie to me, so …
There was one scene between the two main characters (Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy) that was absolutely painful and I saw it coming. I kept thinking, surely Elizabeth will be gracious. Nope. She hauls off and blisters Mr. Darcy over some pretty serious assumptions. She didn’t take the time to find out all the facts.
Have I been guilty of that? You bet. And I’ve been deeply sorry and am, hopefully, learning to dig up all the facts before responding. That and, even when there is something to be upset about, it’s still a good plan to speak kindly and respectfully.
Not a bad skill to learn and one that will benefit any relationship (and especially your marriage relationship).
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend. Proverbs 22:11 ESV
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