If I Insult Others, I Need a Spiritual Check Up ASAP

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Unsplash It’s easy to get into the habit of fault-finding and having a critical spirit about other people. It takes no spiritual maturity, wisdom, talent, or special abilities to criticize others and tear them down with words. The sinful nature does this effortlessly. It’s also easy to think, “Well, he […]

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My Response to Insults Says a Lot about My Character

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Unfortunately, we will all be the targets of insults, at one time or another. Even Jesus faced intense criticism, insults, and terrible persecution. And He was God! He was completely perfect. And yet, so many people hated Him. It hurts deeply to feel misunderstood, wrongly accused, berated, or verbally attacked. […]

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What Is an Insult?

Photo by Marc Schäfer on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words that we started on Valentine’s Day. You are welcome to join any time and start your 21 days whenever you like. Last week, we talked a lot about complaining – what it is , what it isn’t, how we […]

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Responding to Insults, Criticisms, and Rebukes

Insults, criticisms, and rebukes can be really painful! But – they often do help me to grow spiritually as God uses them to prune and refine me. I don’t have to be afraid of them – even if they are a bit unpleasant at first. Let’s define the difference between these 3 concepts. All three […]

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My Worry Insults My Husband

Fear fuels worry. Fear motivates me to try to control other people and God. Fear cannot cause peace. Fear does not know how BIG God is or see God clearly. Fear leaves God and His sovereignty out of the picture. Fear causes me to doubt God and be a “double minded” person who is blown and […]

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My Worry Insults God

Hang on, girls!  This one is a painful one.  It’s going to step on all our toes.  Please approach this post with a prayerful attitude of contrition – asking God to expose any ungodly areas in your soul and uprooting them – making room for His Spirit to have full reign in your heart! WHAT IS […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 9 – Overlooking Insults

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.  Proverbs 12:16 Nina Roesner has a great story to share in Dare 9 of The Respect Dare.  I hope you get to read it! Many times, when people insult us, there is a lot of pain, hurt, anger and mess going […]

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Look Outward at Others in Divine New Ways

We have been unpacking the 4 Step Peace Plan for several posts. There is a summary at the bottom of the post. <3 (This post will make sense even if you haven’t read the others. So don’t worry about it if you haven’t read them yet. You can always go back later and read them.) […]

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Resources for Wives with Angry Husbands

Dear sisters, For dealing with an angry husband, I have several resources I would like to share that I hope might be a blessing. Of course, each situation is a bit different. It is tempting to respond to our husband’s anger with anger of our own. But it is much more productive and healthy for […]

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