The model for this approach was Kato Kaelin, OJ's house-guest. Compelled to testify in the case, Kato clearly sought to give the least-incriminating version of events he could without getting himself thrown in jail for perjury.
I use this just about every day with minor stressful events, like when I'm stuck between some slow driver on Medina Line. I try to come up with a reason for why they are driving so slowly, like they're old or they were just in an accident. By the time I'm in a position to see if my theory might be true, I'm in the process of passing them anyway, so I can't really get ticked off even if I see they're on their phone.
In aggregate, there are many areas of Christian ethics which I think would result in a better world if they were more widely followed. In the thrilling conclusion to the series, I'll propose that the church can improve itself and the world by focusing on building a strong core of true believers, rather than focusing on keeping butts in the seats.