18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation

My wife reads REAL SIMPLE magazine. I’ll admit to never reading it. However, I do look through it from time to time because the graphic design is really well done – classic clean look. Anyway, here’s the first time on this blog that I’ve ever featured something from a magazine which targets women as the primary audience. It comes from REAL SIMPLE. This is good stuff.

18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation

I picked my favorites:

“You look tired.”

“Wow, you’ve lost a ton of weight!”

“You look good for your age.”

“I could never wear that.”

“That’s not my job.”

“This might sound stupid, but…”

“I don’t have time to talk to you.”

“My current boss is horrendous.”

“Do you think I’d fit in here?”

“Are you pregnant?”

“You Always” or “You never” or “You’re a _____” or “You’re wrong.”

“If you really loved me, you would…”

About Tim Suttle

Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of several books: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), and An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade Books, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals. Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. He has planted three successful churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.


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