Choose one principle you read about in Week 7 and write one or two paragraphs (no more than 250 words) that demonstrates its practical application from a biblical perspective. This is a brief application of the concepts and ideas that you have read and how they relate to your everyday life as a Christian communicator. Think of the practical value of the concept, and what insight it offers for better understanding our interactions and communication behaviors. How might it help you be a more mindful and godly communicator in the future?
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Arguments and Christians
According to the Holy Bible, we are not to have anything to with arguing. “23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 2 Timothy 2:23-24 (NIV)This is not as easy as it sounds. We are deep within the argument culture according to Deborah Tannen a Georgetown linguist. (Meuhlhoff& Lewis 2010 p.182)
When a person is arguing they are not listening or trying to understand. They are sitting there thinking way to attack the other individual just to win an argument. As a Christian, we are not to engage in this type of thought. We should be able to handle any argument that comes our way. I do my best to seek understanding when involved in a disagreement. However, this was not the case when I was younger. I think that as we mature in the word we are more patient. It wasn’t until I was back in church, studying the bible and getting my butt whipped in every argument that I stopped and stepped back and reevaluated my situation. A hard lesson well learned!