Married and Fighting: Things not to Say

We are in Texas this week, helping our son and daughter-in-law move their family from Ohio, get settled into a new home and make their children comfortable with the move as they both adjust to job changes.  We don’t like to abandon our readers, so we will offer you a reference to a good article from Redbook magazine, titled 10 Things to Never Say During a Fight, by Anna Davies.  These are a variation on a list of things we’ve called Rules for Fighting that we have used and recommended to couples for many years. Click here to read the article.

Note:  the article is written as if addressed to a wife, but the list and explanations apply equally to husbands.

We hope you find this article useful.

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Today’s scripture readings, reflection and prayer:

 Living Together in the Word

Bob & Rita’s book:  Forever and Day:  An Invitation to Create a Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime is available on or by contacting us.  Also available for Kindle and Nook. Make a retreat with your spouse, at home, on your time.  Includes Readings, relationship tips and questions for discussion.


About Rita & Bob Boeke

Rita Boeke has experience teaching scripture and with her husband Bob has experience in enriching marriages through workshops and retreats. They post a weekly blog at and co-authored Forever and a Day: An Invitation to Create a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.
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