Isn't it funny and sad at the same time that people gossip. Or assume that they know the whole story to things that they truly know nothing of. Your sin of gossip is no greater than my sins. Your words are spreading like a wild fire and are doing terrible amounts of damage. I'm a blunt person. It gets me in trouble every time. But at least I will say it. I'd rather you say something to me than talk about me. What our family is going through is our business. No ONE ELSE'S. You can cover your gossip with the "I just want you to know so you can be praying" line all you want it is still gossip. If you want to pray for us please do. But cover it with "I have a friend who covets your prayer God know who this family is, there's no need to share details just pray for them". Gossip finds a way of coming back to the person it's about. And sometimes it is through the most innocent of ears. We've told our closest friends what is going on so if you weren't told then maybe we didn't feel you needed to know. We do as a family covet your prayer. And we are struggling right now. So are many others. But please don't use our struggles to encourage your sin of gossip. Most likely if you email or text us we will share with you what God lays on our hearts to share.
"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive."- C.S. Lewis
Proverbs 20:19 -a gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.
James 1:2 -count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up of others according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.