Black or white. Truth or lies. There is no grey area regarding our words.
Have you ever been nervous to be in someone’s presence who you knew had been told awful lies about you?
This alone can make one feel instantly unsafe.
It is horrible when slanderous words are used to steal your true identity or the identity of ones you love. Gossip and slander can steal the opportunity away for a genuine connection with others. Relationships, and entire family units can be torn apart just by one person sowing lies about individuals character and life. It is sad. It breaks hearts.
Until repentance occurs and time reveals that the lies have stopped, things will never be remotely similar to what they once were. With children the lies they may believe could take a lifetime to work through.
What we say is very powerful. Death and life is in the tongue. We either uplift or tear down. There is no grey area.
Choose your words wisely.