How to Agree to Disagree and Still Enjoy Each Other

Rick Thomas | 7/21/2019 | Rick Thomas
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Some conflict does not end with an agreement. There are times when the best you can do is “agree to disagree.” As you think about this popular cliche, it’s vital to start with your heart motivations rather than the thing that is dividing you. In this podcast, I’m going to show you how to assess yourself biblically.

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Adam and Eve were different and unique individuals, and the Lord said that was a good thing. Being different is perfect, which is why you want to celebrate differences while leveraging them in your marriage rather than permitting personalities and other peculiarities to be a source of irritation that divides. This perspective is at the heart of what it means to be a complementarian.

A complementarian worldview means the husband and the wife represent two different people who come together to form a one-flesh union, with each person bringing unique gifts and strengths to the marriage. Between the two of them, they live in a “complementing lifestyle and process” that matures throughout their marriage.

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The wise and humble couple realizes this opportunity as a gift from God that motivates them to appropriate His grace into their lives. As they do this, they experience the Lord doing transformative things in their marriage that neither one of them could do alone (Genesis 2:18).

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