The Dangers of Gossip
- 2014 4 Apr
Have you ever walked around the corner and caught someone talking about you, particularly in a bad light? It’s no fun. Consider the same thing happening some time when you are gossiping about someone else. It’s been said, “Whatever you can’t say to my face, don’t say it.” Scripture is filled with counsel regarding gossip, with the Apostle Paul offering this advice: “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips” (Romans 1: 29). Think twice before you tell “a good story” behind someone’s back. You are entering dangerous territory.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at email@example.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.