Sterling’s Truths for Life #71

Never comfort someone by offering advice or saying “I understand.”

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Further Explanation

When someone is facing a crisis, here are two of the worst things you can do to comfort them: (1) share good, general purpose theology as advice and, (2) talk about your own experience proving that you understand their predicament.

I recommend hugs instead of words.

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