Friday, January 3, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Fight

It's Friday again and I am linking up with Gypsy Mama Lisa- Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday challenge. The way it works is that each Friday she gives us a word. For five minutes you just write whatever comes into your head, no corrections or rewrites. Then go over to Lisa Jo's blog and link up your post.  Here I go:


I so hate conflict that writing about this is tough. I grew up in a house where there was a lot of yelling and shouting and slamming of doors. I hated that and would shut myself up in my room and turn my music up loud or lose myself in a book. As an adult that is not such a healthy way to deal with problems, especially not in a marriage or a work context. As I have grown older, I have slowly learnt that it is okay to have an argument. Nobody will break and relationships do not collapse if you disagree about something.

I have a really long way to go but am slowly learning to stand up for myself and make my voice heard. I am still scared to argue with my husband but it is getting better. This is not because of who he is but because of who I am. And sometimes a fight is not a bad thing. A fight to save a marriage,
fight for injustice or for those without a voice.

So as I grow I hope to fight fair and hard for the important things in my life and allow my Father to walk with me on this journey.


Hope you will join me on this Five Minute Friday adventure.


  1. Lauren, I love this. You are so brave for sharing your heart in this area. And I am so impressed by your desire to grow even when it is hard.

  2. Hi Lauren,
    I found you over at FMF. I also have a hard time with "fight", but as you have learned there are times that it's necessary. I wrote about the question I always keep in my mind during the fight which is "Will this comment hurt or heal?" That's helped me! :) Glad I got chance to stop by your blog...stop by mine if you get a chance.