Do everything without complaining or arguing… Philippians 2:14a NIV
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 <><