Dear Pastor's Wife
The Unforseen Harm in Gossip
Dear Pastor’s Wife,
You may be one of many of my dear friends, or you may be someone I’ve never met. You are all so different, though inextricably linked—you are married to the man who gets up on stage week-after-week on Sundays or serves in various other ways in the church, the man carrying the title of “Pastor.”
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None of us are strangers to harm from gossip. Most likely by now you’ve had multiple conversations about or have been reminded that gossip “separates close friends” (Proverbs 17:9), destroys trust (Proverbs 20:19), and deeply hurts those who have been gossiped about. Our tongues are powerful, and Scripture says our tongues carry the power of “life and death” (Prov. 18:21).
We never should have been friends.
At least, that’s what we laugh about, as Shivangi, one of my best friends tells me, “Kristin, I never thought I’d want to be friends with someone like you.”