And adds learning to his lips.
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones." (Proverbs 16:23-24)
"There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise promotes health." (Proverbs 12:18)
As mothers and keepers of the home, we should be concerned with creating the calmest, healthiest environment possible for our families. Our words, both our choice of them and our tone, can either promote peace in the home, or they can destroy it. If I frequently give in to the temptation to yell or speak in anger, my children won't remember my words fondly as "sweetness to the soul and health to the bones." While we're thinking about New Year's resolutions, I think this is a good one; resolve to bless your family with pleasant words as often as possible.