Post Script: lastly, in this series on the difference between the harmful “silent treatment” and appropriate (emotional) “survival treatment,” this reminder and direction from the book of Ecclesiastes:
(There is) “a time to be silent and a time to speak,” (3:7).
When we face down enemy, we need to discern.
As one preacher noted, sometimes our words accomplish what needs to be done in a fray, but at other times it’s our silence that facilitates resolution. ***
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Thank you. The last year or so I have become much more “silent” and have greater peace. There truly is a time not to speak. God bless
You’re welcome. Your comment prompted another in my “Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism” series. Thank YOU!