FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Sticks and Stones (Proverbs 15)
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words...well words, can hurt even worse.
About the Guest
Why would that rhyme even dare to suggest that "words will never hurt me?" We all know they do. Proverbs 12 says that reckless words pierce like a sword. Proverbs 15 says a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. In relationships they break trust and build walls. Proverbs also teaches that the words of the wise bring healing and are a source of life to those who receive them. Ok, it's gut check time. Would the people in your life say your words are a source of life or stones to their spirit?
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words…well words, can hurt even worse.