Pastor Marvin Sapp shared relationship advice online, advising everyone, on how we make comments on people. Enjoy this inspiring advice.

“Before uttering something about another person, ask yourself 3 questions,” wrote the Michigan leader on his Facebook page. 

Let’s see what he offered up:
Question 1: Is It True?

Before carrying secondhand information, Sapp wants to know, have you verified the sources? Are you sure of the details, or are you merely running away with a “juicy” bit of gossip that you overheard. He-said, she-said, back-and-forth can be a dangerous breeding ground for controversy.

Question 2: Is It Fair?
Even if the facts are rock-solid and you know for sure that what you have learned is the gospel truth, Sapp asks, is it fair to the person to pass along that information? Are you infringing upon anyone’s privacy or doing more harm than good? Consider the fairness, wisdom, or judiciousness of a statement about another party, before you make it.

Question 3: Is It Necessary? 
Finally, Pastor Sapp encourages you to dig deeper when questioning your motivation for divulging things, by examining the necessity of such a disclosure. Do you really need to be an informant in this regard? Is it serving the public good in some way? Is your endeavor to help, or just to stir up strife, controversy, or merely entertain yourself and those in your circle? Check your motive, always.

“We are all different in our own way,” he added, “but at the end of the day, we all have feelings!” 

If we follow Philippians 4:8 to the letter, we'll be alright. It says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Talk about such things too.

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