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Davidisms: If You Have to Choose Between Being Right and to Love, Choose Love

If you have to choose between being right and to love, choose to love.

It’s a great piece of advice for all relationships. Especially for marriages!

When people experience conflict with one another – as we all do - many of us are fueled by the will and need to be right. We defend ourselves to the hilt. And our focus becomes winning the argument instead of resolving the problem and loving our neighbor.

But what would happen if we first chose to love, especially during disagreements? Yes, speaking the truth, but doing so in a way that is unquestionably loving (Ephesians 4:15). And practicing all facets of biblical love as defined for Christ-followers in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

Let’s place aside our need to be right. Place in the forefront our call to love one another.

I bet the de-escalation of the tension between you and the other would soon abate!

And love would win the day.

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