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Divisive Words (Proverbs 17)

with Ron Deal | June 2, 2020
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Want your friends to like who you love? Be careful what you say.
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  • Proverbs 17 in the Bible says, "Whoever covers (or forgives) an offense seeks love. But he who repeats a matter separates close friends." Letting go of something that hurts you is an act of love that restores the relationship. But telling others about the offense can turn them against the one you love; so, keep the matter private. In a stepfamily, a parent should not tell their children negative things about the stepparent. Rather, share reasons why you love the stepparent so they will, too.

Want your friends to like who you love? Be careful what you say.

Divisive Words (Proverbs 17)

With Ron Deal
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June 02, 2020
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Ron: Want your friends to like who you love? Be careful what you say.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Talking about an offense can cause division. Let Proverbs 17 in the Bible explain. “Whoever covers (or forgives) an offense seeks love. But he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” Letting go of something that hurts you is an act of love that restores the relationship. But telling others about the offense can turn them against the one you love; so, keep the matter private.

In a stepfamily, a parent should not tell their children negative things about the stepparent unless, of course, you really don’t want your family to blend. Rather, share reasons why you love the stepparent so the children will, too. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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