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If I Insult Others, I Need a Spiritual Check Up ASAP

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Do I Have a Spirit of Offense?

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash Something our culture today is really great at is – offense. It is almost mind-blowing just how easily offended people are today. And it is sad. Because when we are so easily offended, we also have a lack of unity, relationship, emotional connection, harmony, and teamwork. We also miss […]

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