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Sometimes the messages on tee shirts are quite funny and can be extremely profound. Several years ago, I noticed the words on a young lady’s shirt that made me chuckle and also drove home an important point. In bold letters was the phrase, “Save the Drama for your Mama!”
How many relationships are cursed by the continual presence of unneeded drama? Uncontrolled emotions, exaggerated hurts, angry temper tantrums, superlative-laden comments, and theatrical looks. Drama, drama, drama!
High drama in relationships damages trust and shuts down healthy, mature communication. It creates an atmosphere of attack and react. It keeps people stuck in childish patterns of blaming and defaming one another. Problems and pain are never truly resolved in the unreal world of drama.
To deal effectively with relationship conflict, you need emotional maturity. You must shut down the child in you and embrace the adult you’re called to be. Look at the way God tells us to handle our relationships in Colossians 3:12-15 (NIV) “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
When you’re tempted to bring drama into your family or friendships, stop it. Step back from the situation and remember the tee-shirt, “Save the drama … !” It might save your relationship!