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Ephesians 4: 29 ” Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

You’ve probably heard the old saying…If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  Oh that we would take that to heart the next time we’re frustrated or angry and our children are close enough to hear us.  Careless words confuse and at times frighten children, even when the words are directed at a car that just cut you off or at your spouse.  For children feel the angry emotions and then can mistakenly blame themselves for your outburst…even if they had nothing to do with it.  ( Interestingly enough, I’ve found this reaction to parental bickering does not go away with age).  Romans 14:19 reminds us, ” Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification.”