How is quarreling harmful to relationships? - Quarreling - TouchPoints

How is quarreling harmful to relationships?

Proverbs 10:12Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 30:33As the beating of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.

Genesis 16:5Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s all your fault! Now this servant of mine is pregnant, and she despises me, though I myself gave her the privilege of sleeping with you. The Lord will make you pay for doing this to me!”

1 Corinthians 3:1-9. . .You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your own desires? You are acting like people who don’t belong to the Lord. When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I prefer Apollos,” aren’t you acting like those who are not Christians? Who is Apollos, and who is Paul, that we should be the cause of such quarrels?

James 4:2You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous for what others have, and you can’t possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it.

Proverbs 13:10Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 26:20-21Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops. A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.

Proverbs 22:10Throw out the mocker, and fighting, quarrels, and insults will disappear.

Quarreling is often a symptom of relational problems, such as hatred, anger, jealousy, pride, immaturity, gossip and ridicule.

2 Timothy 2:16-17Avoid godless, foolish discussions that lead to more and more ungodliness. This kind of talk spreads like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are examples of this.

John 17:21My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father—that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.

Galatians 5:15But if instead of showing love among yourselves you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.

Mark 3:24“A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse.

A kingdom at war with itself will collapse.

2 Timothy 2:14Remind everyone of these things, and command them in God’s name to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.

Proverbs 17:1Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.

A dry crust eaten in peace is better than a great feast with strife.

Proverbs 19:13A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a nagging wife annoys like a constant dripping.

Proverbs 21:9, 19It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home . . . It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.

Proverbs 25:24It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home.

Proverbs 27:15A nagging wife is as annoying as the constant dripping on a rainy day.

Acts 15:37-40Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark. But Paul disagreed strongly, since John Mark had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not shared in their work. Their disagreement over this was so sharp that they separated. Barnabas took John Mark with him and sailed for Cyprus. Paul chose Silas, and the believers sent them off, entrusting them to the Lord’s grace.

Quarreling can bring multiplied ungodliness, loss of unity, destruction, unpleasant companionship, separation, and estrangement. Solving and avoiding quarrels will help prevent these other problems.