Thursday, May 7, 2015
MOM SAID IT.
For the next couple of blogs... I would like to talk about the way we women talk - and the effect it has on our husband, our children and our lives. Are you in?
As someone who talks more than the average human being - well - wait.. let me rephrase that... as someone who talks more than one hundred average human beings, I would often cringe when I read some of the verses - especially in James - about how we should learn to control our tongues. Our speech. And then I noticed that James wasn't telling us to KEEP QUIET. He isn't saying we should NEVER SPEAK.
No.. he says.. CONTROL your tongue. CONTROL IT. The word refers to a "bridle".. restraint...
A few weeks ago a young friend called me because her six year old daughter had been with her mother-in-law for a few hours. Evidently, the little girl told NANNA that she shouldn't wear such tight clothing because it makes her "look like a whale."
"Where did you hear that?" Nanna asked
"Mommy said it."
When Mom arrived to get her daughter, Nanna told her daughter-in-law how "cute" it was that her granddaughter had said such a thing, but my friend knew she didn't think there was anything cute about it. OOOPS.
Now.. if my friend had learned to control her speech... she would not have had such an awkward moment.
What you say matters.
What do you say to your children about God?
What do you say to your children about their daddy?
What do you say to your children about themselves?
What do you say IN FRONT of your children about others?
What do you say IN FRONT of your children about yourself?
This should be a fun couple of blogs.
Sorta like the kind of fun we all have when we have a root canal.
Nevertheless.. I love you.