Keep It Shut (Karen Ehman)
From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words: what to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. Or what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. Beyond just a “How not to gossip” study, Karen will teach what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent.
Study Guide Book
Keep It Shut, Session 1, Sparks, Squabbles, Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter
Sparks, Squabbles, Spats, and Such: Our Words Matter
Keep It Shut, Session 2, On Filling Gaps and Zipping Lips: Listen to Others, Talk to God
Some people are verbal gap fillers; if there's a slight pause they just have to fill it with words. Others have conversational FOMO...fear of missing out on adding their opinion, clarifying their position, or drawing a laugh. Break the habit of sinning with your mouth by talking to God before tal...
Keep It Shut, Session 3, Opinion-Slinging and Salty Speech: Assessing Our Digital Tongues
Evaluate your words before speaking them, especially online: Is this comment wise, full of grace, seasoned with salt? Does it display God's love to outsiders? Have I asked God if this is the best response?
Keep It Shut, Session 4, Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to Speak the Truth in Love
Flattery and people-pleasing is just as sinful as gossip and backstabbing. It has been said that gossip is saying something behind someone’s back that you would never dare say to the person’s face. However, flattery is almost the opposite. It is saying something to someone’s face that you would p...
Keep It Shut, Session 5, Pause Before You Pounce: On Cultivating Soft Speech
Anger is inevitable. People are going to push your buttons — and you are going to push back. Or maybe their intent wasn’t to tick you off, but you are hoppin’ mad anyway. Learn to respond in a way that lines up with God’s Word. When you don’t, and instead dwell on the offense, letting bitterness ...
Keep It Shut, Session 6, As Sweet as Honey: Wonderful Ways to Use Your Words
We become known for how we use our words. The sweetness or bitterness of our words will be determined by what we drink in and the amount of time we spend with the Son. We are to avoid godless chatter, which is speaking empty words with no meaning; or irreverent words that improperly win an argume...