Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dr. Wood's Top Ten

In Yesterday's post, I mentioned that Dr. George Wood had shared a list of the top ten ways to know the difference between a good fight and a bad fight. Since Dr. Wood is now my friend on Facebook (along with about 1250 others), I sent him a message and asked him if he would send me the list since I wasn't fast enough to write them down as he was speaking. I was a little surprised that he answered me and sent me the list in the same day. Pretty cool! Here's the list:


(10) It’s not with your spouse.

(9) You don’t lose a single fruit of the Spirit before, during, or after the fight.

(8) You can lay your head on the pillow at night, having lain to rest any anger or bitterness.

(7) You gain nothing for yourself by winning.

(6) You don’t lose the war because you insisted on winning one battle, or you voluntarily lose a round in order to win the contest.

(5) You can help the other person to get back up.

(4) You fight fair even though the other guy doesn’t.

(3) You fight from principle rather than the power or prestige of your office. If you must frequently throw your weight around, you may be overweight.

(2) You still get back up after getting knocked down three or more times.

(1) At the end, the devil hurts worse than you do.

1 comment:

Mary said...

This is great for couples. Kris is teaching our Sunday school class and has often made the point that when there is a disagreement, we should come against the issue, not against each other.