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Is Avoiding Arguing Really Possible?

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words and this week the focus will be on arguing. The Lord gives very clear instructions throughout the Bible that those who know, love, and follow Him are not to argue, quarrel, or fight. Oh, and don’t forget to comment on […]

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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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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 […]

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