Should agreeing to disagree be part of a Christian marriage?


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Mini david n
To answer simply, yes. If you should expect differences in opinion, then you should respect that fact.

The more subjective your belief or opinion is, the more prepared for disagreement you should be. If I honestly believe chocolate to be the superior ice cream flavour, and my partner disagrees, I should be able to respect their subjective experience of truth is going to be different to my own.

Though ice cream preferences is an easy example of disagreement, if two people only have the choice to share one flavour of ice cream, then a compromise may be necessary. Due to our limitations, compromise is just about always necessary on some level. Even me typing this requires a compromise from all my thoughts and imaginations on the subject, into only so many words as per the language we happen to share. I make a point of this to illustrate the general consideration we should have when it comes to engagement in any relation; as you cannot agree on everything we must be prepared to either change our mind or respectfully disagree.

Considering in particular your question's reference to christian marriage as well as the site we are on, we must acknowledge the ordinance to avoid from prospective partners an unequal yoking. That being said, if a believer was to find themselves in an unequal yoking, if able it would be better for them to live in compromise than in divorce, which I believe can be stretched to include most other situations. Though specifics would be needed to advise for a specific situation, you probably ought not leave your partner for preferring strawberry and you probably ought not merely agree to disagree on spousal homicide.

To answer your question without specifics, I think the generally most important factor is at what level you and your partner can share a spiritually christian yoking, you don't have to necessarily agree with one another as long as you're both allowing God the opportunity he needs to work through your marriage, as it is only through Christ could there be complete reconciliation for all your differences.

Hope this is helpful in any way, may the spirit guide your way.

October 05 2019 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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