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Nagger March 9, 2011

Posted by frewon9 in Inspirational.
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Nagger

The main reason nagging doesn’t work is that it has the built-in expectations of failure. While naggers hope their words will push their victims into action, they often expect them to fail or they invite a negative response.

Their major mistake is the why they approach the problem.

Instead of saying “I expect this as my right,” they say, “…you never take the garbage out, you refuse to pick up your clothing…” They deal with their problem in small, trivial, niggling bits. They make feeble, indirect requests that are heavily laden with guilt.

This kind of nagging is pointless, self-defeated and creates a lose/lose situation. With this approach, nagging becomes a corrosive habit that causes great stress, disharmony, resentment, anger and may easily end with a violent physical reaction.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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