This verse has been rattling around my head for the last couple of days. Mostly because I have been in some conversations that I should've shut down, because they did went against the above guidelines.
One of the things I use to keep from talking about rough times is that "it wouldn't be edifying". I believe that I am supposed to protect my marriage and my family. I do not ever want to put Steve in a bad light, and that means there are issues we've dealt with that do not need to be shared. The chance that they might help others who are in a situation does not outweigh our right (his right) to privacy and mine to protect him.
I believe this for my kids as well.
In this day of social media and multiple ways of
I think maybe it's time to protect those we love.
I think it's time to keep things to ourselves that are not edifying.
I think it's time to "think on these things".