20 Things a Husband Could Say to Defuse an Argument with His Wife

From Paul Tautges:

If, like me, you are striving to grow in grace as a godly husband then you will be helped by more counsel from Lou Priolo’s excellent book, The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding. Priolo writes: “Listed below are some transition sentences that may help you when you’re attempting to resolve conflicts with your wife. The list may be personalized according to the need of the moment (Eph 4:29).”

  1. “I really appreciate your concern about this.”
  2. “Thank you for being interested in this problem.”
  3. “I’m glad you are concerned about this.”
  4. “Am I hearing you correctly?”
  5. “Am I hearing you right? Is this what you are saying?”
  6. “Would you repeat that please?”
  7. “Could you repeat that in a different way?”
  8. “I see this is important to you; therefore, it is to me.”
  9. “Let me think about that for a minute.”
  10. “Thank you for taking time to share this with me.”

Read the rest of the list at Counseling One Another.

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