What is the best policy when one is talking religion, politics, science, or television and the one just can’t seem to “make” the other agree or “see it my way”?
Maybe we should step back and take a moment to relax. Sometimes I think we get into discussions and all we really hear is ourselves. Instead of listening to the other side so we can intelligently agree or disagree, we often spend the time they are talking merely thinking of a “good” reply to “slam” them with.
What that leaves us with is no discussion “between” each other, but “at” each other; with both sides only hearing, “Blah, blah, blah”.
Proverbs 18:13 says, “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”
So next time, why don’t we, including me, listen first, then agree or disagree intelligently.