Our local paper recently reported that Glamour magazine was testing the waters using curse words in print. Cosmopolitan has reportedly long preferred crudeness over good taste. I commend the many papers, radio and TV outlets for maintaining good taste standards, respecting their craft, their audiences, taking the high road. Why?
- We were created by a pure, holy God. Our mouths need not be toilet bowls.
- The mouth is a window to the heart. It exposes what is there. Purity in tongue, heart and character often walk together.
- Godly ladies have long been a stabilizing backbone for our society. They protect not degrade moral values.
- Men curse more than ladies. Wholesome girls with self-esteem do not want to chase after male vulgarity.
- Many husbands prefer to come home to a wife does not use foul talk like the guys at work. Gentleness, tenderness, caring, purity have long been treasured. The world would demean ladies’ strengths: clean thoughts, inner beauty and purity.
- Jesus Christ is our Creator – not a swear word.
Ephesians 4.29 NIV, offers specificuidelines for our words: not be rotten, build up, apt for the occasion and impart grace. “Do not let unwholesome [rotten] talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”