The author of this blog does not advocate hate or unprovoked violence against any group. The purpose of this blog is to provide the very best information regarding philosophy, mindset training, and technique for the Christian Martialist in their broader Biblical, theological and cultural contexts. Nothing posted here should be construed as promoting or excusing hostile speech or acts toward anyone.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Verbal Judo: Conflict Management

My barber sent me the video below. It contains a lot of useful tips on defusing (rather than diffusing) potentially violent situations.

I have read George Thompson's book, and I recommend it highly.  Like the video, it tells you how to apply the following advice:

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)

Of course, you will not be able to settle all potential conflicts -- especially those involving violent predator/sociopaths -- without violence. Thompson's instruction, however, will help you reduce violent encounters to a minimum, so that you may fulfill the Scriptural mandate to:

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18)

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