Communication on Fire? Stop, Drop, And Roll

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And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.  James 3:6

Are you the smackdown king in your marriage? Do you have a blackbelt in Tongue-Foo?  Do you have a quick, witty, albeit cutting, remark on hand for quick and easy use?

Mercier and I are both adept at making the snide remark or two; however, our goal is to maintain healthy communication. (I say “goal” because, much like yourself, we are only human and are bound to make mistakes.)

When I observe couples engaging in this sort of tit-for-tat war (when really a simple answer would suffice), I am reminded the fire prevention public service announcements during Saturday cartoons: Stop, Drop, and Roll Continue reading Communication on Fire? Stop, Drop, And Roll

Unthankfulness: The Gateway Drug to Sin

GatewayUnthankfulness.  One day I was reflecting upon conversations I had with friends, those of the pessimist persuasion. And if I took those conversations and logged the words used in a database to find out which were most used, negative words would dominate the top ten list.

Sin.  If you could go backward to the actual moment where it could be reversed, what would be the reversible action?  And after I came to a satisfying conclusion, I tweeted:

Complaining. Griping. Whining. Fussing. Whatever you want to call it, the fact remains the same.  It is still unthankfulness.  Continue reading Unthankfulness: The Gateway Drug to Sin