#071: Questions on Gossip, Rebellious Children & Pigs [Podcast]

In this week’s episode, we take a variety of questions, touching on the subject of gossip, while addressing rebellious children. We also talk about evil spirits in Jesus day, especially the legion that went into the pigs.

Check out the episode and let us know if you have more questions!

Question on Gossip:
Can you define what gossip is and how we can make sure we are not doing it. How do we talk to others or vent about others who make us hurt or upset but making sure we are not gossiping about them. Where is the line?

Question on Evil Spirits & Mark 5:
Carrie Ann Torzsa from South Carolina
In Mark 5 when Jesus casts out legion, why did they ask to NOT leave the region? And when Jesus cast them into the pigs, did He know they would throw themselves off the cliff?
Legion: a body of soldiers whose number differed at different times, and in the time of Augustus seems to have consisted of 6826 men (i. e. 6100 foot soldiers, and 726 horsemen)
About 2,000 swine.

Question on Parenting a Rebellious Child:
My question for you is this, how do you pursue relationship with an adult child who is in rebellion without that pursuit coming off as approval for their lifestyle?

Question: How well do you think the questions were addressed? Do you have more questions you would like to bring out? Comment below. 


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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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  • Carol Rodd

    Mark and Melissa, I want to thank you for many, many things but recently for the podcast regarding rebellious children. After listening to this one I had a need to address this with my daughter. We have had communication problems in the past and I decided to text her that I felt we were not communicating and I wanted to know what I could do to improve this. Also I said that if there were issues we can work it out. She called that evening. She told me her situation at home was difficult her and she was weary. We talked for an hour and a half and I was able to encourage her on how I’ve seen her handle difficult situation with great strength during her teen years. She seemed grateful and renewed.
    She told me she was happy with the way her father and I raised her and her brother to be independent adults.
    My question is that did I just get deflected from the issue? I was grateful for the opportunity to encourage her and hear her say great things but I don’t know that the problem is solved.
    Thank you both again so much,
    Carol Rodd