It's hard to tame the tongue, but it's essential for those who wish to abide in Christ and live for the glory of God. We ought not to teach others anything if we aren't sincerely striving to tame our tongues.
How do we do that? James tells us that no human being can tame the tongue, because it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue, we bless our Heavenly Father, but sadly we turn around and use the same tongue to curse people who are made in the image of God.
The only way to tame the tongue is to cut it out.
The only way to tame it is to give it to Jesus, for Him to do with it as He pleases.
- Wise women use their tongues to build up their husbands.
- Wise mothers use their tongues to bless and teach their children.
- Wise friends use their tongues to encourage their friends.
Be wise. Give your tongue to Jesus Christ. His words are beautiful, wonderful words of life.
You may find this review of War of Words helpful.