Episodes: Words & The Tongue

Words & The Tongue

  • Communication and Community
    July 31, 2012 A Portrait of Friendship, by Karen Loritts

    Karen Loritts suggests that you need three types of friends: Someone who is more mature in faith than you, someone who is a peer, and someone you can mentor. Read or Listen →

  • You Don’t Say
    January 16, 2018 Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

    Dámaris Carbaugh defines “slander” and helps you evaluate whether your life could be slandering the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • The Battle for Control
    September 27, 2017 Control Girl, with Shannon Popkin

    Shannon Popkin was excited to visit some new neighbors. But after dinner she was mortified when her husband fell asleep in the middle of conversation. Read or Listen →

  • God's School of Speech Arts
    January 27, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    Do you ever get nervous speaking to strangers? Or speaking in front of a group? Mary Kassian says you actually might have a listening problem. Read or Listen →

  • Listening
    January 29, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    When you truly listen to others, you are giving a real gift. Mary Kassian shows you how to develop the rare skill of listening. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Cause and Effect
    January 21, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    Why do you say what you say? Mary Kassian says your words are like plants, connected to the roots of your attitudes which are buried in the soil of beliefs. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Construction
    January 26, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    Mary Kassian says you can build tracks of communication toward another person that can get through the barriers that keep us apart. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Exchange
    January 22, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    If you leave a plot of land alone, weeds will take over. That’s like our words. Mary Kassian will show you how to pull weeds of sinful words. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Return
    January 28, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    One of the hardest things to do is to bless others when you have been cursed. How can you do that? Mary Kassian will talk about that on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of the Open Gate
    January 23, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    Freedom. Fullness. Fruitfulness in Christ. We show you how He can develop these qualities in your life. Hear how to give control of your words to the Lord. Read or Listen →

  • Using Your Words to Heal
    January 30, 2015 Conversation Peace (Mary Kassian)

    You’d think we’d be pretty good at speaking by now, but unfortunately, most people have a lot to learn about using their words to build others up. Read or Listen →

  • God's Beautiful Design for Women, Day 9
    February 16, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    Slander and gossip are serious. In fact, the book of Titus uses a Greek word that associates slander with the devil. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 10
    February 17, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    Someone has described gossip as "verbal homicide." Is comparing slander with murder too extreme? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 11
    February 20, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    If you have a problem with gossip or other sins of the tongue, what should you do about it? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • God’s Beautiful Design for Women, Day 23
    March 8, 2017 God's Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5

    How important is encouragement? And how are you modeling it? Find out more about the power of encouraging words. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 2:1-5
  • Down from the Mountain
    August 14, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 2): Learning to be Teachable

    When you’re in the middle of a conflict, your words have a big impact on those watching. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 32
  • Lies Women Believe About Themselves, Part 3
    January 30, 2002 Lies Women Believe About Themselves

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss speaks with a woman who has been listening to her series on the lies women believe. They discuss the hurt that words can cause. Read or Listen →

  • Overcoming the Curse of Words, Day 1
    October 24, 2016 Overcoming the Curse of Words

    Words are powerful. I’ll bet you can remember times when others spoke cruel words to you. They can affect our lives for years. But there is a way to be free. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Samuel 6:5-14
  • Overcoming the Curse of Words, Day 2
    October 25, 2016 Overcoming the Curse of Words

    Think of your words like money. You receive words of blessing from God, and that enables you to give words of blessing to others. Read or Listen →

  • Overcoming the Curse of Words, Day 3
    October 26, 2016 Overcoming the Curse of Words

    Do you ever curse other people? Are you sure? Discover more about this and gain a deeper appreciation for the power of words. Read or Listen →

  • Overcoming the Curse of Words, Day 4
    October 27, 2016 Overcoming the Curse of Words

    Words just bubble out of some people. Sometimes that can get you into trouble. But when it comes to expressing love, it’s a great quality. Read or Listen →

  • Overcoming the Curse of Words, Day 5
    October 28, 2016 Overcoming the Curse of Words

    Some people are like brown and shriveled plants. Our words can be like water and nutrients that help them grow and blossom. Read or Listen →

  • Put a Guard on My Mouth
    June 26, 2013 The Beauty of Meekness

    Does your tongue have a pause button? Learning to guard your lips is a crucial part of developing godly meekness. Read or Listen →

  • Measured Words
    March 9, 2007 The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31

    You can spend days cultivating a close relationship with someone, but it can all be destroyed by a few sinful words. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 31
  • The Power of Words, Day 1
    June 20, 2017 The Power of Words

    It’s so sad to observe an alcoholic who takes yet another drink, even as his body withers. We can destroy ourselves in more subtle ways. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Words, Day 2
    June 21, 2017 The Power of Words

    Did you know that the doctor will sometimes look at your tongue to gauge your overall health? That can serve as a picture of your spiritual health as well. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 3
    June 22, 2017 The Power of Words

    So what’s the big deal? I don’t lie! Even if you don’t tell out and out lies, there’s always a temptation to stretch the truth, to exaggerate. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 4
    June 23, 2017 The Power of Words

    Satan is sometimes called "the accuser." When we accuse others, we are acting just like him. Find out more as Nancy describes evil twins: gossip and slander. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 5
    June 26, 2017 The Power of Words

    Recognizing the power of words can be sobering. Sometimes we need to simply speak less, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t speak at all. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 6
    June 27, 2017 The Power of Words

    Do you ever have the feeling that if you don't yell, your kids aren't going to get it? Listen today to find out the importance of having a soft answer. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 7
    June 28, 2017 The Power of Words

    Have you ever spoken to your husband with friendly persistent "suggestions" hoping to persuade him to do things your way? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 18:21
  • The Power of Words, Day 8
    June 29, 2017 The Power of Words

    What is a biblical response when others have cut us down with their words? God can provide hope, healing, and freedom from pain. Read or Listen →

  • When Wants Are Seen as Needs
    April 30, 2013 What Makes You Angry (Paul David Tripp)

    What happens when you mistake wants for needs? Paul David Tripp says one result is anger. Learn to avoid sinful anger by keeping wants and needs straight. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 4:1-3