I was in a leadership position at the church I was going to. On Wednesday nights we were having a special series on being a wife. What is said in that study was suppose to stay in that study.
On Thursday nights, my family was part of a home study that we had gone to since we started going to that church. I had become very close to this one lady. So it came as shocker when she shared with me that the lady she talked to the night before needed prayer and went into detail on it. I really didn't hear what she said because my mind was going in so many different directions all at one time.
I had to correct her and loose the chance of being her friend. What all have I confided in her that she had spread as a prayer request? I could no longer trust to share deep personal things without wondering who she would tell. I was angry, frustrated, and resented being put in that situation.
So if you have not read it yet take time to be blessed by Deb's blog, How To Be Happy-By Avoid Gossip.