Let me take a moment to share some key thoughts I pulled from this chapter.
How to help yourself monitor your tongue
1. Commit yourself to be candid and open about speaking the truth, even if it makes things sticky for you.
2. Be careful about confidences. Don't blab about situations and people.
3. If in doubt, keep your mouth shut. Realize there is a time for talking AND a time for silence.
4.Remember also to use your tongue in the way it was intended.
During public worship remember "to use your tongue to assent to the congregational liturgy, to pray with (your) mind on the Lord, to sing truthfully the words of a hymn, and to accept the preaching of God's Word into (your) life."
In your home use your tongue in a respectful God-honouring way.
If you make a promise keep it.
Think of technology as an extension of your tongue. Use it with restraint in the same way.
Let me clarify...I don't tune my hubby out but sometimes I don't hear him as clearly as I aught to.
I squirmed a bit with the thinking of technology like I would my tongue. I use my tablet to take church not and my bible is on my phone and it is SO tempting to check my email during the service... and sometimes I don't win that battle. I do have a 10 year old minder at times though.... but still.. I NEED to be more mindful of minding my hubby's words and really listening to him.
What do you struggle with when it comes to your tongue and how you communicate?