I grew up in a family where everyone said whatever they thought – whenever they thought it. I recently wrote a story about an incident in my life. I got an e-mail that it’s going to be published in a book about Verbal Abuse. That was the first time that I’ve ever attached the words “Verbal Abuse” to my life.
If anyone has studied Thumper-omics 101, they would know “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” In Colossians 4:6, the Bible says Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
This was a reminder to me, to make sure I never use words to hurt others.