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Posted on 9/30/2017 by Greg Yoder

Are your kids using language that your mom would wash out of your mouth with soap? (I know—even THAT is something our society thinks is child abuse.) I’m finding words we would NEVER use in church when I was a kid are words commonly used today. Why is that? Why are kids becoming more and more crude in their conversation? I’d suggest the reason their vocabulary is so bad is because, well, OUR vocabulary isn’t much better. The Bible tells us not to let any bad speech come from our mouths except for that which builds people up, giving grace to those who hear (Ephesians 4:29). When our kids use those “Christian” swear words, don’t be afraid to correct them. It could lead to unwholesome talk as they get older.

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