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Thursday, July 31, 2008


I've not always been the best at holding my tongue. Instead, I've been the person to ask "Do you want me to say something?" when friends/family aren't happy about a person or situation. I've been known for having the ability to reverse fees or scare people into doing what I feel is the right thing.

What a hideous ability.

I've recently found myself being "in the other shoe" so to speak. I don't want to say things because I'm afraid of offending people. Yup. That's right. I care about other's feelings.


What's the right balance? When is it the right time to say something (even if you're afraid of being offensive)? Am I supposed to bite my tongue about everything?

I'm struggling in this "tween" land. Any advice/expertise/understanding would be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. We have been talking about this in our small group. What is the difference between judging and encouraging... We decided that it's all about approach and relationship. Usually if people are defensive, it's because they have already felt conviction.

    But I don't think that there is a real right answer.

    Although, I think a good place to start is by approaching the person in person and not writing them an email. From my experience with other friends, that usually ends badly. I'm sure I told you about that one....


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