Photo by John-Mark Smith on Unsplash It’s easy to get into the habit of fault-finding and having a critical spirit about other people. It takes no spiritual maturity, wisdom, talent, or special abilities to criticize others and tear them down with words. The sinful nature does this effortlessly. It’s also easy to think, “Well, he… Continue reading If I Insult Others, I Need a Spiritual Check Up ASAP
Month: February 2019
My Response to Insults Says a Lot about My Character
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Unfortunately, we will all be the targets of insults, at one time or another. Even Jesus faced intense criticism, insults, and terrible persecution. And He was God! He was completely perfect. And yet, so many people hated Him. It hurts deeply to feel misunderstood, wrongly accused, berated, or verbally attacked.… Continue reading My Response to Insults Says a Lot about My Character
What Is an Insult?
Photo by Marc Schäfer on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words that we started on Valentine’s Day. You are welcome to join any time and start your 21 days whenever you like. Last week, we talked a lot about complaining – what it is , what it isn’t, how we… Continue reading What Is an Insult?
If I Stop the Negative Talk – What on Earth Will I Talk about?
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8 Practical Tips to Put the Brakes on Complaining
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash 8 Tips to Nip Complaining in the Bud 1. Replace negative thoughts with thankful ones. Think about good things. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil.… Continue reading 8 Practical Tips to Put the Brakes on Complaining
What Is the Difference Between Complaining and Informing?
Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash Avoiding complaining can get a bit fuzzy, at times. There are situations where we need to inform those around us about important things they need to know. How can we discern the difference between complaining vs. informing? Let’s hash through this a bit together. About Complaining – from… Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Complaining and Informing?
If a Friend Complains, Shouldn’t I Commiserate?
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash I received a great question from a wife about what to do when someone else complains. She said she normally would complain about her life, too, so the person would feel she could understand them and they wouldn’t feel alone. And she worried that if they said they were really… Continue reading If a Friend Complains, Shouldn’t I Commiserate?
Join Me for a 3 Week Fast from Negative Words!
Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26 A wife inspired me with her story earlier this week. I’d love to invite us ALL to do a fast similar to the one she decided… Continue reading Join Me for a 3 Week Fast from Negative Words!
A Wife Begins a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words
Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash I am so thankful to this precious sister in Christ who has allowed me to share some of what God has been doing in her life and heart. It’s a blessing to get to hear from wives in every stage of this journey. Perhaps you may want to join… Continue reading A Wife Begins a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words
Handling an Unwanted Divorce with Christlikeness
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Here is a question from one of my readers, followed by a response from a Christian brother who has been down this road and who has decided to entrust Himself and his children to Christ. I appreciate his willingness to share: The Question: My problem is an unrequited divorce. I… Continue reading Handling an Unwanted Divorce with Christlikeness