Category Archives: Slandered

Social cannibals on the hunt

Like hungry cannibals savoring the flesh of another person, social cannibals have an appetite for the problems, difficulties, and failures of others. It’s dangerous being in their company because you might end up in their pot. Continue reading

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Speech therapy exercise

Tone of voice can make a big difference. Honest words spoken with hurtful tones are self-defeating. Continue reading

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An act of mercy to stop gossip

we gossip against them when we tell third parties what they have no business knowing. We act in mercy when we act in their good—to stop gossip rather than pass it on, to overlook offenses rather than make them known, to set aside unconfirmed information rather than believe it. Continue reading

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Resolving conflicts among Christians

Jesus anticipated fractures in Christian fellowship. We should not be surprised by them but ready to seek reconciliation. Continue reading

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Responding to false accusations

Helpful advice for those facing false accusations. Continue reading

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Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They savor bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from them. Continue reading

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5 links to see (and a fun video)

4 thought-provoking articles. Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Despair, Discernment, Discouragement, Drug addiction, Gossip, Human depravity, Human dignity, Sadness, Slandered, Suicide, Unity | 1 Comment

God-centered, Mission-focused purpose for our troubles

It’s tempting to think that being a Christian should minimize the challenges and troubles of life. We have God with us! Shouldn’t He protect us from hardships? Shouldn’t life be easier? Continue reading

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When life hurts

Are you wrestling through dark nights of the soul concerning how God relates to the hardships of life? When bad things happen to us that we cannot directly control and that prayer will not immediately change… Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

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