Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ten on Tuesday: Bad Words

yall know i'm big on choosing my words and speaking love and all that jazz, right?

i am a word nerd and i firmly believe that words have the power to kill, and words have the power to give life; they're either poison or fruit, and the speaker has the choice of what kind of words to speak. (Proverbs 18:21) that simple truth carries over into every aspect of my life.

just as i am big on words, my Hubby is big on creating positive energy. one of the first things he taught me is that negative energy breeds negative energy and positive energy breeds positive energy. try it - it's true. and it carries over into every aspect of his life.

together, we are a force to be reckoned with.

and as parents, it's made a major impact on the way our children behave and speak.

without much effort at all, we have managed to "ban" these words -AND the emotions/attitudes attached to them- in our home. our kids don't say them, we don't say them, and we don't watch or listen to TV, movies or radio that uses them.

they may not be 4-letters but in our home, these are Bad Words:

1. Stupid/Idiot/Dumb
2. Hate
3. Bored/Boring
4. Fat/Chunky (as describing a person)
5. Shut Up
6. Kill
7. Scary
8. Monster/Ghost
9. Can't
10. Impossible

what words are Bad Words in your home? why?

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