Greetings to you. This is the 4th chapter on Resolving Conflict. In the next three weeks we will discuss what we mean by ‘returning a blessing for an insult’ and how we can apply it. We will concentrate on cultivating a new attitude with our husband or wife.
An example of an insult-for-insult relationship is the classic relationship between British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, and Lady Nancy Astor, the first female member of Parliament. They were both known for their quick tongues and their dislike for one another. Lady Astor on one occasion said to Churchill, ‘Sir Winston, if I were married to you, I would put arsenic in your tea!” To which Churchill replied “Lady Astor, if I was married to you, I would drink it.”
One can only imagine what a marriage relationship would look like when two people speak to one another in this vein, and this insult-for-insult relationship happens far too often in many homes.
I am sure you will agree that life and marriage will be special and fulfilling if we could have this attitude in our marriage relationship.