Have you ever held something back but later wished
you would've told that person how you felt? I've muttered a quick "it's fine" or a simple "don't worry about it" and far too often things only got worse.
Either I'd begin to feel resentment for the situation not improving or towards the person because they took me at my word that it really was fine.
Ephesians 4:25 says, "Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”for we are members of one another."
As women, wives, mothers and Christians we sometimes seek peace and calm above all else even to our hurt. We believe we are sparing other's feelings by denying the seriousness of our own.
No one can guess your or my feelings. You have to use your words and say what needs to be said so that situations and relationships can improve; so that you don't become bitter and hold onto to past pains.
Let's care enough for ourselves and our mental self care that we no longer sweep things that bother us under the rug.
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