Our Words Matter
One of the most important things to be aware of as parents is the impact of our words on our children. It’s not only what we say to our kids but how we say it. This can have a dramatic effect on our children’s self worth. There are two verses in the Bible that are something that each parent should memorize. The first is Ephesians 4:29, which states, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. “ The second verse that we need to keep at the forefront of our minds is James 1:19. This verse commands us that, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
As we begin the new year, take some time to process through how you have been communicating with your children. If you are communicating out of frustration, stress or anger, you may be saying things that are hurting your children. Make one of this year’s resolutions be to take control of the words you are speaking to your children. Only allow what will build them up to come out of your mouth.
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on this topic.