Contend. It means: rivalry/competition; debate/argument; to strive or vie in contest. It has both a positive and negative connotation; and which it is often depends on the motives of those in contention.
Apart from Wii, contending goes on every day and in every sphere of life. Sometimes we're aware of it; and sometimes it's just part of the fabric that comprises the making of choices. Sometimes it's difficult, engendering mean-spiritedness. At other times it's less noticeable; less competitive. It's simply the stuff of standing firm.
Whichever and whatever ... contending is a part of our lives. We reason together - the operative word being "reason". The tricky part is learning how to contend or reason without going for the jugular, or dancing with glee when your opponent lies fallen on the Boxing Arena mat. Afterall, the best part of contending is graciously finding and remaining on the high ground.
I wish someone would tell that to my granddaughter. :)
... when Peter came up to Jerusalem,
those of the circumcision contended with him ...
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you
about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write
and urge you to contend for the faith that was
once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil,
when he disputed about the body of Moses,
dared not bring against him a reviling accusation,
but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
I want you to know how hard I am contending
for you and for those at Laodicea,
and for all who have not met me personally.
... help these women since they have contended
at my side in the cause of the gospel ...
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching
everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone
fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend
with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.