Nagging

THE OLD NAG IS DEAD

I came across this article by Gloria Furman on the Gospel Coalition website that addresses the topic of nagging, which she confesses is one of her own tendencies.  Gloria shares a better perspective, as well as ways to break free of this approach to making people what you want them to be.

It’s not that I think any of my readers need this article, but you might have a “friend” who really ought to read it!

MEET THE MARRIAGE KILLER

The Wall Street Journal had a good article by Elizabeth Bernstein, on the subject of nagging entitled “Meet the Marriage Killer”.  The author wrote,”It’s more common than adultery and potentially as toxic, so why is it so hard to stop nagging?”

The article which is not written from a Christian perspective, has some helpful thoughts on why we nag and what to do differently. It should not be difficult for a believer to see how basic biblical principles can further strengthen the suggestions the author’s suggestions. You can read it here.