The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
We read previously about the healing power of words. Again this verse tells us that words are powerful. They can be destructive or healing in power. Why do I keep harping on our words when I’m talking about the peaceful homes?
In my experience, it is words that most disrupt the calm, peaceful attitude of the home. It is the spoken word that upsets children, causes mothers to get irrational and fathers to get frustrated. Any scuffle is escalated in intensity by the verbal reaction of the parties involved. A well placed spoken word can reduce the intensity, returning all involved to a state of relative calm rather than creating an environment of hostility.