Many of you harbor a secret fear. I know, because I harbor it, too. This fear keeps us silent when we would speak. It holds us back from a more verbal witness of our faith, a firmer explanation of our beliefs about people’s sinful behavior, or approaching a sensitive topic with loved ones.
The fear stifles our voices, muzzles our testimonies, and leaves us feeling less than authentic during public (and often private) conversations. We desperately want to overcome this fear for many reasons, but mostly because of love.
Touchy subjects come up in conversation at school, work, family events, church meetings, over coffee with friends, or on social media. Our immediate reflex is to retreat. We’re like conversational turtles. Continue Reading →