Gossip will destroy your marriage. Words spoken are like eggs broken. Those going down the drain don’t want to sink alone. Misery loves company. If they messed their lives, they want to be in good company. They want to convince you that all men cheat. They want you to believe that your wife is controlling. They want you to join the statistic of another failed family. A gossiper never listens both sides of the story.
Great people depart ways honorably and graciously. Stuff happen to all of us. Even when their relationship backfires, wise people don’t backbite their eX. They recognize their eX was their own choice. Badmouthing others reveal how small you are. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. A coward talks to everyone but you. It takes greatness to lift up others.
Tearing others down does not lift you up. A lot of Pillow Talk by married couples is gossip. What most people want to know about is usually none of their business. Why do you want to know everyone’s life? If you want to be happy, mind your business as advised in 1 Thes 4:11. Gossip dies when it hits the ear of the wise. The wise cover up the shame of their friends and the wounds of the afflicted.
Gossip is discussing someone behind their back. Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Gossip is truth overstretched. Many details in gossip are exaggerated – they cannot be certified as truth. Since we are human, we can’t help but talk about fellow human beings. There’s nothing wrong in discussing your friend with the objective of genuinely helping them or celebrating their achievements.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Those that criticize others reveal what they lack.
Mediocre people love gossip and rumor mongering. Fake friends believe in rumors. Small minds are quick to believe the bad things they hear about good people. While mean people talk about each other, great people talk with each other. If you have nothing nice to say about others, shut up!
Proverbs 11:13 – A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
STOP THAT GOSSIP THAT YOU HEARD TODAY, USE THAT TIME FOR SOMETHING WORTHWHILE