Nancy Wilson shared this link to an article written by her husband on the subject of husbands and wives not chatting all over town about their differences with one another. Doug Wilson is taking aim at “Christian transparency” which encourages us to share all the messes of our lives and our family members’s lives with people outside the protected confines of the family.
Nancy describes this article as “helpful”. I think that’s an understatement of the highest degree.
One of my favorite lines from this article is this one:
“A tiff, properly contained, is what it is. But a tiff performed on stage is a species of high contempt for the other person.”
It is an excellent post! And one that can be well applied to all family members, as it’s not only spouses who like to discuss the shortcomings of others which would be better kept confidential. It can also be parents, sibling, in-laws, me, you…..