This one is probably as old as the Crusades, but this move is where to win an argument you throw the God Card. You say, “Yeah, well that’s what God told me.” That’s a hard one to argue with. What can I say when you say that? “No he didn’t. I know God and he does not want you moving your family to Guam.” It’s a really dangerous move to make in the context of a marriage too because it stops the conversation and forces your spouse to either give up their point or willingly choose to be on the opposite side of God.
It’s also one of those phrases we Christians use to punctuate or amplify our sentences. For instance, my friend Leo had a guy at his church proclaim in front of the entire congregation that God had told him in a dream that he and his wife were having a baby boy. Why did he do it? So that what he was saying would seem big and holy. It’s like italicizing and bolding your words. But a few months later they had a girl. Which is why you have to be really, really, really careful with the God Card.