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The Way We Speak
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: When my friend Carolyn McCulley was a new believer in Christ, she visited a married couple and told them about a man she’d been dating.
“The way I described him was harsh and it was unkind and it was self-righteous.”
Nancy: That husband surprised Carolyn with his response.
“He said, ‘Whoa, I am so glad I did not know you as a single man.’ He said, ‘Your tongue is so sharp. I would have just run from you.’”
Nancy: Instead of dismissing this man as overly sensitive, Carolyn took his words to heart.
“There’s something about the way women speak, especially the way they speak of other men, that men pick up as being intimidating.”
Nancy: Talking harshly about men or to men is so accepted today. But just as the Bible calls men to love their wives, so it also tells wives to respect their husbands. And I think the principle applies to our interactions with all men. God created you as a woman with a unique purpose and beauty. Are you reflecting it through your words?
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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