As I have been praying about this, I kept hearing the words I use about certain people and asked if I was overheard, would that bring those people closer to Jesus? What about the people I am saying the words to, does this bring them closer to Jesus? The answer in a lot of my speech was “no.” I may have been hiding behind “telling the truth” or “if so and so was here I would say the same thing,” but the honest truth was I hadn’t lovingly brought this up to that person, and my gossiping wasn’t bringing anyone closer to Jesus, including myself! I confessed to my husband because he’s the one I gossip the most with and I will continue to listen for ways to confess this further. Praise be to God for this revelation and opportunity to find grace!!