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Words are potent. They have the power to heal and the power to hurt. The power to give hope and the power to discourage. The power to build up and the power to tear down. There is no marriage, family, or other relationship that isn’t either strengthened or weakened by the words you use.
Yet controlling what we say from moment to moment is perhaps the most daunting challenge of Christian living. It’s the closest most of us will ever come to trying to tame a wild beast.
So how can you avoid the angry outbursts, cutting remarks, and unguarded responses that lead only to damage and regret? And what new habits of speech should replace the old?
In Taming the Tongue, John MacArthur shows you how to follow God’s plan for managing the words you speak in every situation. You’ll learn how to pray, proclaim the gospel, and edify others—and you’ll discover why managing your words is key to controlling your spiritual life.