My husband wrote an interesting post about disagreements. Basically he said if we tie our personal worth and value to the things we believe, we are going to have a hard time calmly discussing anything that rests on our beliefs. We can’t afford to be wrong in our belief because then that would make us wrong, stupid, worthless.
If, on the other hand, our worth and value is in who God says we are and we have beliefs and opinions (some are true, some error), then it’s far easier to discuss issues and grow in our understanding of truth. We can afford to look at (and even change) what we believe, because we are growing and learning and it doesn’t effect our worth.
It also makes it easier to work through disagreements with your husband. You both have value and are loved. You are just faced with differences of opinion and belief. Some need to be worked through and sometimes you need to graciously accommodate your differences.
Paul and I took the time to study and work through our differing beliefs on giving, but we can accommodate our difference of opinion on tomatoes (he gladly eats any tomatoes that move from my plate to his).
If men would once consider one another reasonably, they would either reconcile their differences, or more amicably maintain them. William Penn
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