Talking about other people is not very nice!
Teaching our kids about not gossiping about people is very important! And, I think the most, overlooked biblical character trait that I think neglect to teach our kids.
Especially when we are the one busy talking about crazy aunt Daisy or, our frustrating neighbours campfire smoke.
I know I am always catching myself talking about people. Even though, I don't consider myself a gossip, and try to catch myself when I have this urge to start purring up a good tale, I still need to remind myself what God's word says.
Many times, I have had to stop in the middle of a conversation and tell myself, right along with my kids, that where not going to talk about this person any more.
Let me tell you, it humiliating!! Confessing your sin's in front of your children takes guts. But, I believe that they see that this is what it takes to be a christian mom.
Life is real, and sometimes it's difficult to walk down that narrow path but, oh so worth it!!
So, if your like me then check out these bible verses below to help you curb the gossip in your household.
1: A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
Proverbs 16:28 NLT
2: Rumours are dainty morsels that sink deep into one's heart.
Proverbs 18:8 NLT
3: A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don't hang around with chatterers.
Proverbs 20:19 NLT
4: Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.
Proverbs 26:20 NLT
5: He who is always telling stories makes secrets known, but he who can be trusted keeps a thing hidden.
Proverbs 11:13 NLT
6: Silence their lips - those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly.
Psalms 31:18 NLT
7: Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Psalms 34:13 NLT
8: If you claim to be religious but don't control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
James 1:26 NLT
9: All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you're an expert at telling lies.
Psalms 52:2 NLT
10: As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!
Proverbs 25:23 NLT