I am excited! This weekend I get the privilege to retreat for a 24 hour period with other guys from my church. We will worship together, laugh together, eat together, and be challenged from God’s Word together. But I am even more excited because of the theme we will have: Words Matter!

What a needed topic and theme. “Words are powerful and memorable. We remember words that are pointed and positive. We also remember words that are sharp and negative. The human brain processes physical and emotional pain in a similar way. This means that negative words can literally hurt and cause pain because our brains perceive little difference.” While this is an important theme for all of us, it’s even more so for parents. Which is why I appreciate Doug and Cathy Fields post “How to Be and Intentional Parent with Your Words“.

Doug and Cathy challenged me, my use of words, and how to be a better dad to my kids. I hope you are challenged by the article as well. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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