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When Words Sting
“If I get a 1,000 compliments and one insult, guess which one I listen to? The insult, of course. I have an unbelievable ability to ignore a swarm of positive words and camp out on the one negative.” Jon Acuff
It’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another – someone says something to us that absolutely stings.
Maybe they call you names. Maybe they are just rude. Maybe they insult you.
Words can hurt!
Words can sting!
Words can leave a gash on our hearts!
So how can we respond when this happens? How can we move past the pain of words?
Here are a five suggestions to get you thinking: