If you and your spouse enact this one principle in your marriage, (and resolve your conflicts with some great intimate encounters) you will never make it to divorce court.
It’s time to stop consuming the dust of the decaying elephant of corpulent criticism, bloated belligerence, contumacious contempt, a corpse of curse-encrusted cancer. . . a miserable maggoty meal.
If we are Christians, then we can say with Paul, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2:20, and we can demonstrate and imitate his humility. Humility unites. . . a soft answer unites. . . people are brought together when a soft answer is given; whenever humility is present, restoration occurs.
One thought led to one attitude that led to one word that led to one discussion that led to one argument that led to one unresolved conflict that led to. . . the end of a lifetime of memories, the resources they had built together, the demise of their integrity and character and reputation, and the loss of everything they valued. One little bite at a time.