How do you talk about the other household in front of your children? Is it edifying and glorifying to God? Or does it cause embarrassment, uncomfortableness, insecurity and resentment to your children. Our words are very powerful and lasting. Proverbs 12:18 says “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Would you say those things in front of Jesus? If not, then we need to remove those from our conversations. Even if the other household still does it, it doesn’t give us the right to do in our household.
Blended warriors, we can be the household where the children don’t have to hear it or feel like they have to choose sides. We can be the household that demonstrates peace and brings honor and glory to God.
Ephesians 4:29 says “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.”
Heavenly Father, when I am tempted to say hurtful things about the other household, help me to hold my tongue. Help me to choose peace and harmony over discord, as this is pleasing to you and imperative for the health of my household and tender hearts. Help my words and thoughts be pleasing and edifying to you, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Author: Tanya Phillips