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Two Lips Walk Into a Fight

with Ron Deal | July 16, 2020
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Hey, have you heard this one: Two lips walk into a fight...
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  • 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.

Hey, have you heard this one: Two lips walk into a fight…

Two Lips Walk Into a Fight

With Ron Deal
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July 16, 2020
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Ron: Hey, have you heard this one: Two lips walk into a fight…

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

Ron: Actually, it’s no joke. It’s a Proverb from the Bible. Proverbs 18:6, “A fool’s lips walk into a fight.” Yes, what you say can start an argument. That’s true in a lot of situations. But here’s a mistake parents and stepparents make with teens: when you’re irritated with them and immediately launch into a lecture with the assumption that you know what’s motivating them.

How much better to pause, take a deep breath, and ask a question about what’s going on behind the scenes. Listen first; get the story. And then if it’s appropriate, you can always come back to the lecture. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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