Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ken Sande on Gossip

Contemporary author Ken Sande offers a concise but helpful definition. “To gossip means to betray a confidence or to discuss unfavorable personal facts about another person with someone who is not part of the problem or its solution.”1 This definition has been used by many people to decide if someone is gossiping. I believe that the rubric of being a “part of the problem or its solution” is a helpful way of saying, “Is this being offered in love?”

1Ken Sande, The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, 3rd Edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004), 121.