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Publisher's Summary

The words we use can have a tremendous impact on a person's life. With them we can build up a heart or with them we can break one. Words can bless and words can crush, but if they're not founded in love they'll always be harmful in one way or another.

Love has always been expressed first through the lips. Before every romantic relationship begins, words of love come first. We communicate our hearts through our mouths, and whatever is bubbling over from our hearts spills forth from the mouth.

Like a kiss on the ear a beautiful word can truly bless a soul. But a bitter word can crush a spirit. The words we use can hurt, and are often taken seriously by the one we're speaking to. We ought not to be caught saying things we don't actually mean, but expressing sincerity with the heart of Christ.

Knowing this, we ought to devote ourselves to having holy, edifying, and loving tongues. For if the Gospel of Jesus comes from our mouths, then what are hurtful words doing there as well? One should be careful to abstain from negative talk, whether toward others or of ourselves. Consider devoting yourself to have lips full of love as you choose words that heal.

©2013 Adam Houge (P)2014 Adam Houge

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Short book filled with topical scripture passages and encouragements to listen well and speak lovingly

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  • Keisha
  • 03-06-2015

Bridle the tongue

Love it. Speaks on how husband's, wives, friends, parents, & children ought to speak. Be year kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as Christ has forgiven you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-06-2015

Excellent Bible-centered approach to encouragement

I really enjoyed this book and will continue to use it. Adam Houge uses Bible verses to help the listener purge negative/unhelpful words from their conversations with other people and focus on encouraging words that heal rather than wound. The book is short, but filled with useful suggestions about encouraging others.

This was my first Adam Houge book, but I will look for others. Michale Griffith did a good job with the narration, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be an encouragment to others around them.

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  • Ramon J. Alvarado Jr
  • 22-07-2016

very true and very important to listen to.

it's real amazing when you have to read this and hear the word that come out of your mouth it makes you stop and think what other people are thinking and saying about your character

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  • Miss Dixon, Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-2017

a chocolate truffle for the spiritual man

loved it. there were no wasted words, and every phrase carried potent and power. convicting and comforting; encouraging and edifying.

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  • Ms. J
  • 30-06-2016

A helpful guide to know what to say....

I loved it!!!! It gave me a insight into how much you can damage others confidence and self worth by us so ng the wrong words. Also how we should be mindful of words we use.

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  • Gr8ful Lady
  • 10-08-2018

Excellent! An answer for our world

I truly enjoyed how the author brought together truth with its instruction from the Word and its application. He addresses the input/output relationship with our tongues and encourages words as they edify. There is a chapter for families and communication as well as all others.

I truly believe our world would be changed positively if everyone read and put to practice this book.

Well done, Mr. Houge! I definitely recommend this book as a read and reread for everyone. I will be rereading as a reminder to keep myself and what leaves my mouth in check. Truly, it should be nothing that does not come from a place of love.

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  • Delo0014
  • 25-07-2018

Informative

The book was very interesting, but also repetitive. I did not like the narration so dry, and boring. I will read it myself :(

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-07-2018

Choosing words that heal

This tape helped me focus on the great and wonderful father's love for us good or bad to pray for all his children,thank you Jesus

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  • henrietta holmes
  • 15-05-2018

Great!!!

love the book, I would highly recommend this book to others. explain the scriptures clearly

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  • Curtis Mast
  • 13-12-2017

Refreshing Reminder of Biblical Teachings

I enjoyed this book for its short, concise, encouraging reminder of scriptural teachings that I’ve heard all my life yet struggle to recall when “in te heat of the moment of argument”. The author does a great job of delivering the message and giving examples of what how our words are to edify the listener.