A conversation can easily turn to full on gossip if we are not careful. We know this, gossip does not please God and it can cause a deep wounds that never heal. If we are women who constantly find ourselves participating in gossip, it should be no surprise when our lives are filled with stress.
Father, teach me to become a woman who can keep a confidence. Let the words out of my mouth always be truthful. I want to become a woman who puts fires out, not one who feeds them. Fill my heart and mouth with gentle words that grow into a tree of life.
A gossip goes around telling secrets,
but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence. Proverbs 11:13
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies. Psalm 34:13
Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. Proverbs 26: 20-21
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4