Here's the Big Idea:
The words you choose to use will have a bigger effect on your family life than any other single factor.
We all know what it's like to use or have used against us words that hurt. James 3 details this in painful imagery.
So, how do we choose words that heal, not harm, that build up, not tear down.
The Proverbs are the perfect place to go. One in six of the Proverbs has to do with our speech!
We can choose:
1. Words of affirmation (Proverbs 16:24).
2. Words of accountability (Proverbs 27:5-6)
3. Words of acceptance (Proverbs 14:26)
4. Words of acknowledgement (Proverbs 31:18)
The next step for the week - Find someone in your family and this week have an intentional conversation about the words each of you choose to use on a regular basis.