Within the Christian community, “Do not let the sun go down on your anger” is often quoted as a hard-and-fast rule for married couples to follow whenever they experience conflict. But sometimes Ted and I do go to bed mad—and surprisingly, it’s been good for our marriage. In this week’s episode, we’ll tell you why.

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3 Reasons We Go to Bed Mad

  1. We don’t want to sweep any issues under the rug.
  2. We need a break before addressing conflict.
  3. We want genuine apologies and real reconciliation.

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Think of another hard-and-fast rule couples are often told. Do you practice it in your marriage? How has it been helpful? If not, what do you do instead and why?

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