The idea of Deborah Pegues ’book 30 Days of Praying with Your Tongue followed him nothing control his tongue.
Deborah thought she was helping a friend when he told her something she shouldn’t do. When her “help” came back, Deborah discovered for herself what would happen if words were not used wisely.
In response, Deborah continued to “fast with the tongue.” For 30 days, he refused to say anything negative about anything – not the traffic, not the weather, anything that he could not directly and positively influence. During his one-month fast, he found speaking in a new way and categorized the ways we should not use our words:
- The all-knowing-tongue.
- The tongue to argue.
- The complaining tongue.
- The tongue that sucks itself.
- The half-truth tongue.
- The retaliatory tongue.
- The licking tongue.
Not only did he avoid negative words for 30 days, but he also spent those 30 days speaking more positively, encouraging others through statements like, “Yes, you can do it.”
Our words do not die. Positively or negatively, what we say can influence who people are and how they use their words to influence others.
If you’ve said something you’ve regretted later, our conversation with Deborah Pegues on our Family Broadcast Focus ”Controlling Your Tongue”Helpful. Learn why and how to avoid lying, gossiping, and complaining by “softening your tongue.” It is an encouraging reminder of how you can honor God in the way you communicate with others.
Deborah is a certified public accountant, Bible teacher, speaker, and author of several books, including the one we discussed, 30 Days to Change Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don’t Say) Can Improve Your Relationship. If you can be special with us through our monthly “Friends in the Family Focus” program, I will send you a copy of Deborah’s book as a way to thank you for touching others with love. Christ. You will also receive member -exclusive benefits. To make your vow, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).