How to Quit Quarreling — How to Humbly Submit to God, Resist the Devil, Draw Near to God, and Ask for Forgiveness (Study of James 4)

Need to quit quarreling with someone? In this Tip Talk episode, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Degler provides practical tips and powerful prayers for ending a fight by humbly submitting to God, resisting the Devil’s temptation to pride, drawing near to God in complete obedience, and both forgiving the other person and asking for forgiveness for your own wrong attitudes and actions. Based on James 4.

Save yourself the cost of a counseling session by asking the other person, “What’s it like to be in a relationship with me?” Then listen without explaining or defending why are you like that. 

In a conflict? This submission prayer will help stop the quarreling.
“God, I yield to you, your way, and what you want in this situation even if it means I don’t get my way. God, you know best what’s best here.”

In a conflict? This warfare prayer will help stop the quarreling.
“God, please show me where and how Satan is stirring me up to give in to pride and selfishness, and show me how to firmly resist his temptation.”

In a conflict? This obedience prayer will help stop the quarreling.
“God, please show me where I’ve edged you out and how to instead draw close to you with complete obedience to what you tell me to do.”

In a conflict? This forgiveness prayer will help stop the quarreling.
“God, please show me my own wrong attitudes and actions. Forgive me and help me to forgive the other person and to ask for his or her forgiveness for my wrongdoing.”

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