The Conversations We Allow In Our Homes

When your home is full of small children, it is especially easy to let the culture drift - especially in the way the children talk to one another. It can become normal for children (and parents) to speak harshly. It is tolerated. It is legal. But should it be legal? Here is JR Miller on the matter,

“Nothing in the home-life needs to be more carefully watched and more diligently cultivated than the conversation. It should be imbued with the spirit of love. No bitter word should ever be spoken. The language of husband and wife in their intercourse together should always be tender. Anger in word, or even in tone, should never be suffered. Chiding and faultfinding should never be permitted to mare the sacredness of their speech.” JR Miller, Home Making, p185

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Col 4:6
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 
32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:29-32

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