For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and they you may find me not as you wish–that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.” 2 Corinthians 12:20 (ESV)
Our culture downplays the seriousness of gossip, and often seems to ignore its destructive power. But the Scriptures candidly address all aspects of our speech–including gossip. I recently read a helpful post that offered suggestions for dealing with this issue. I pray it is of benefit.
How To Shut Down Gossip (link)