“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” James 3:6
When I was young I actually got my mouth washed out with soap a couple of times! I remember a friend of mine whose language was so bad his mom actually got tired of washing his mouth out. Instead, she would send him into the bathroom to do it himself! Although I’m not sure it did any good, we definitely learned a respect for how we spoke around adults, especially our parents! Working with teens for years, I’m a guy who’s not shocked by much any more, but just today I was almost knocked from my feet by the filth coming out of the mouth of a 13- year old girl. If that’s not bad enough, I’ve hear the same type of language from teens who I know profess to be Christians. No doubt bad habits die hard, but the “bowling words” have got to stop if you’re going to have any type of serious relationship with Christ. There is simply no other way around it.
“But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” Colossians 3:8