As Christians, we know to guard our hearts, but what about our mouths? Many believers today refuse to let foul language flourish in their vocabularies, while others say their words are no big deal. One reader asked Billy Graham: “My wife gets after me because of my bad language, and I admit I probably swear more than I should, but what difference does it make? No one thinks much about it anymore, as far as I can tell.”
Graham responded: Sadly our society has changed in the last 50 years or so; it seems like it’s almost impossible to read a popular book or watch a program on television today without encountering vulgar or profane language.
What difference does your speech make as far as you and your wife are concerned? First, it obviously makes a difference to your wife, and if for no other reason, you should honor her concern by cleaning up your language. It also makes a difference to your family; do you honestly want your children to grow up thinking it doesn’t matter if their speech is vulgar or profane? CONTINUE