if bullying starts in the playground these children will grow up to perpetuate it on a bigger scale to include war on a global scale.
To fight back just means both parties will be injured. It wont stop anything. If you fight back, youve already lost. What God tells us to do is RESIST.
So how do we resist. Well there are many ways. Most effective is walking away and not going near the bully. Ignoring the bullys threats and baits.
Children can keep put of an angry adults warpath, have their own spaces and shut the door. Children that annoy each other need to have their own spaces. Overcrowding is an often cause of bullying or an inability to share. Drawing lots can make a contention cease. Nobody can argue with being first or last if its a random draw.
A bullying boss. In all the cases becUse this person thinks they have authority, the only recourse really is for the worker to quit, and not tolerate that behaviour. You will find another job. You can report it, but if its ignored, dont stay there.
A marriage. Well the key here is to identify bullying beahviour BEFORE you say I do. Resist any marriage proposal from a bully But if its too late and you have said I do, well unfortunately marriage vows are until death. But divorce happens because of peoples hard hearts and God does not call us to bondage. Im thankful that all these women I know that had divorced or separated, are actually alive today and their husbands did not kill them. They are testament to being alive and their spirits are not crushed.
Yes, but ...
Psalm 144-1: "Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle."
Ecclesiastes 3: "There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens: . . . a time to kill and a time to heal . . .
a time to tear down and a time to build . .. a time to love and a time to hate . . . a time for war and a time for peace."