I used to think it wasn't nice to say no. And I thought Jesus wanted me to be nice. So I said yes to everybody, and I ended up living a life that Christ never intended.
You don't recover from catastrophic loss. Grief may crush you, it may transform you, but it will not leave you the same. You can grow through grief.
You can't be a good Christian, while being an unfaithful spouse, a selfish neighbor, or a bad friend. Relationship problems are spiritual problems.
The old saying goes, " If you don't have something good to say, don't say anything at all." Silence is always an option. So is having something good to say.
Romans 1:29-30 has an extreme list of wicked things, like hating God and being a murderer. Do you know what else makes the list? Gossip. If you'd rather talk behind somebody's back than to their face, you've got a problem.
Gossip is a sin. So is murder. Given the choice, I would rather you talk about me than kill me. From our perspective, sins of speech seem minor. But they are not.