. It can kill ill behavior. Cutting a look at your children when they’re doing wrong suddenly stops their wrongs because they know Mama has said a mouth full with her eyes.
. It can kill fellowship. You may have a close friend that you still talk to but your interactions just aren’t what they used to be. There is tension between you, but no one is talking about it. The change came when you or she decided to stop communicating like you used to. Someone said something to make the other one upset. Instead of talking it out you silence it out, changing the once easy interactions of your friendship into uncomfortable ones.
. Ultimately, it can kill relationships. If you use silence long enough to punish others you can go from lost fellowship to lost relationship, ending friendships that may have been meant for a lifetime.
Copyright 2009 By Rhonda J. Smith