There are some things I say to my husband in anger or frustration that even make me cringe! In the fires of impulsivity, emotions rage and words fly. Certain phrases seem to slip out undetected and unannounced, without forethought or deliberation. Regret immediately surges through me and I automatically wish I would’ve just kept my mouth closed.
The tongue is a small part of the body but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” —James 3:5
I bet you’re already familiar with the rhetoric of passionate discussion and if you’re anything like me, you’ve used all four of the following statements at some point in your marriage. Let’s face it; these expressions are the “go to” cheap shots you and I use when we can’t be bothered with conventional, constructive conflict resolution.