#31DaysOfRealLove – Day 8

In the heat of a disagreement, it is easy to say things you don’t mean and hurt someone else’s feelings. When we feel we are defending ourselves or our point, it can also turn into offending someone else. There’s a saying, “put yourself if their shoes” which may not be your default response when things are not going your way but viewing the problem from the perspective of another and responding in a way that is loving instead of offending causes less conflict. You may not end up agreeing but you can disagree without being hateful or hurtful. Choose to disagree lovingly.

Grace and peace

Hatred stirs up strive, but love covers all offenses. – Proverbs 10:12esv