Wisdom Over Correctness

Why Being Right Might Not Always Be Right

Season 1, Episode 41

When family members disagree, they can readily resort to arguments about the correct way to manage the problem. (“This is the way it ought to be.”) In many situations, though, correctness is not necessarily the ultimate determinant for resolving problems. Sometimes wisdom is needed as a means of discerning how to address problems with full discernment. In this podcast you will be challenged to recognize that while it is nice to be right, it is even better to be wise.

Wisdom Over Correctness

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we learned that:

  • A primary focus on correctness tends to overlook deeper emotional issues, as if the inner person is unimportant.
  • Overly correct people lack the patience to get to know someone’s back story and to allow resolutions to unfold over time.
  • Wise people like to hear about others needs, interpretations, and desires as they discern the best ways to engage.

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