Well, this situation sounds familiar to me. You can’t change Bill, you can only show him God’s love. Before you act, think WWJD?. I am currently in counseling, and I received a really good bit of advice the other day. I tried it, and it totally worked. When Bill confronts you, think will this matter in 5 years? If not, just say, “You’re right.” or, “I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” He may keep going for a couple of minutes, but he’ll end up saying something like, “Well, don’t let it happen again.” or, “I told you so.” It won’t hurt you. It’ll keep both of you from saying words that will matter in 5 years because they are hurtful.
My advice is to:
*Try this solution.
*Find yourself a good church.
*Pray. Talk to God about it. He hears you. Ask Him for His touch.
*Don’t state that Bill is wrong in his words, thoughts and actions. If anything, question what he says. He’s a grown man. He needs to make his own decisions, and he will probably get angry if you say, “You need/ought to…”, “You had better/better not…”
Ephesians 4:32- And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.