Arguments that Kill Your Marriage

More Enigma Than Dogma

adfontes.ca: Arguments that Kill your Marriage by Paul Carter

Good Arguments, Bad Arguments:

“In a marriage there are good arguments and bad arguments” begins Paul Carter in his article, Arguments that Kill your Marriage. “Some arguments are both necessary and helpful. An argument that settles an issue that has been an on-going source of tension is a good argument…

But not every argument is a good argument. Some arguments are unhelpful and some arguments are downright deadly. In my experience the following 4 arguments should be avoided like the plague:

1. Arguments about arguments

Generally speaking, when you find yourself arguing about how you argue its time to seek pastoral or professional counsel. This is a bad road to go down.

Try having a conversation about the agreed upon rules for marital dialogue when you are not engaged in a particular conflict. When you are both in a good…

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