There’s this game that I’ve seen people play growing up called Mercy. Basically, the point is to restrict the other person and cause them enough pain to make them say the word ‘mercy.’
Retreat. Too much anymore this word is a sign of defeat. It means that you can no longer fight or that you are too weak to go on. The honest truth is that, as humans, we are weak. Retreating is strength. It is recognition that you are not your own savior, but that Christ is.