If you must keep a secret, Slepian suggests avoiding dwelling on it by practicing mindfulness or by discussing the forbidden topic in anonymous online forums.
Question: "What does the Bible say about keeping secrets?
For five of these studies, respondents said they were currently hiding information in about 13 of these categories on average (including about five for which they had a secret they were keeping from everyone).
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Scripture does not pronounce any moral judgments for or against the keeping of those secrets (e.g., 2 Samuel –36).
However, in the story of Samson and Delilah (Judges 16:4–22), Samson reveals the source of his strength, an act which, based on the aftermath of his admission, was awfully stupid. Esther’s story provides a positive example of someone keeping a secret.
" Answer: A secret can be difficult to keep and equally difficult to share.
Yet life seems to run on secrets, from concealing birthday presents to obscuring a difficult past to protecting the whereabouts of an important political figure.
Queen Esther’s decision to hide her nationality (Esther ) became an integral part of God’s plan to save His people (Esther ; 7:3–6).
The same story also supports the morality of revealing a secret that, if kept hidden, would cause great wrong or serious harm (Esther –23).