Don't Bring a Taser to a Church Fight

How to avoid Sunday-morning mayhem at your church? Step 1: Leave your weapons at home.

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Repeat after me: The family that prays together stays together. No one ever said that the family that fights together stays together.

Take the "two wings" approach. You've heard these lyrics if you've been to a black funeral in the past 50 years: "Lord, I want two wings to fly away to heaven, and the world can't do me no harm." Just get out of the way, and you'll be safe.

Denise Stewart is a churchgoing writer in Alabama.

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