No Whine Zone

September 14, 2011

in the generous life

no whiningDo everything without complaining or arguing…  Philippians 2:14a  NIV

OK, ouch. 

Now honestly I don’t think this means that we can’t be unhappy about something or have a differing opinion.  I think it’s more about the attitudes of being whiny and argumentative.  I have kids, so I have experience with these.  I am also very human, so I have exercised these attitudes as well.  They are not good and they result in the general breakdown of communication and relationship.

I think, for me, the best allies I have in dealing with these attitudes, is just to take the time to think through the problem and communicate my thoughts and perspectives kindly.  I ask for help in solving a problem or discuss a concern I have.  I watch the whine factor and try very hard not to make a personal attack.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  Proverbs 31: 26  ESV

You go, girl.

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Natalie September 14, 2011 at 7:41 am

Amen! I find it always helps to stop & take a breath.

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