From This Day Forward

All married couples fight. That's a fact of life, but to have a long and healthy marriage you must learn to fight fair. This week you will read about and discuss with your spouse ways you can fight fair.

When it comes to fighting within your marriage, it's not if you will fight, but how you will fight. You must learn to fight fair. In fact, God has given us rules about how to fight fair in the Bible. One of the most important rules is to always stop and listen carefully to your spouse during an argument.

Talk: Recall your first fight and discuss how your fights have changed since then.

Pray: Ask God to grow your ability to listen and to instill patience within you.

Do: This week, take turns listening to one another. Allow your spouse to share whatever they want and listen without interruption as they share.