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Relationships

Turning Down Gossip

An older woman in my life tends to share gossip with me. I desire to honor and respect my elders, but it’s difficult to shut this pattern down and not participate in gossip. Do you have any encouragement?


Biographies

Example of Gracious Speech

Can you give a practical example of what it looks like to be gracious in our speech and daily lives?


Relationships

The Power of the Tongue
Using Our Words for Good and Not Harm

by Leslie Ludy

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.Proverbs 18:21aThe church sanctuary glowed with candlelight as Eric and I stood hand-in-hand, surrounded by the most important people in our lives.  Our much-awaited wedding day had finally arrived, and each moment seemed to sparkle with significant meaning.  One of the most powerful aspects of the ceremony was when our parents and spiritual


Relationships

Guarding Against Gossip
Honoring Others with Every Word

by Leslie Ludy

...[The tongue] is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  With it, we bless our God...Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.


Relationships

Dealing with Conflict in a Healthy Way

by Elsje ZornesHeather Cofer

Conflict is a natural and normal growing pain of any maturing relationship. When two people— often two very different people—live together as husband and wife, differences and opposing opinions are bound to poke their heads out at some point. Conflict is not a problem, nor is it a sin. The way we settle it, however, can quickly become both if we allow the flesh to be in charge.