Watch Out!

In the past my husband and I have tried to watch a movie or a TV show only to turn it off and never watch it again. Why you may ask? The language and the sexuality in it.

Just looking through Instagram this morning at people’s stories, one young man I know was saying the ‘f’ word.

Curse words actually makes my ears burn, especially out of young people’s mouths!

I teach at a private school. It’s always interesting what I learn from the kids!

On Wednesday of this week during a class, I overheard a couple of the students saying some words that aren’t exactly curse words. The words were ones they still shouldn’t say because they just sound bad coming out of their sweet mouths. I then heard one of the kids say, “We don’t say that here at The Academy.” I asked who said what and agreed that we shouldn’t say those words.

Then I said I thought some people who use bad or curse words may not be very smart if they cannot find a better word to use. One of my students said his mother cursed sometimes, and he was going to tell her I said she was dumb. Of course, I had to explain that I didn’t say that about his mother, but said ‘some people’ which didn’t apply to all people.

It’s hard to be a perfect example. In fact it’s impossible. Only Jesus was perfect while here on this earth. I know I am far from it.

I think it’s good for our kids to see that we aren’t perfect. But it’s also good for us to say we’re sorry in front of them and to them. They need to know we aren’t perfect, and they don’t have to be and actually never will be perfect.

The Bible says let no corrupt talk come out of our mouths. But I think we need to take it a step further and not let any go into our ears either as far as we can help it.

Be brave enough to stop the habit. Be strong enough to turn off that show even if it is the most popular show that everyone is watching and talking about.

We can’t be Jesus to others if our words and actions aren’t what they should be.

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