According to the Book of James, freedom of speech works best when tempered with heavy doses of caution. James compared the human tongue to a ship's rudder. Although a relatively small part of the anatomy, the tongue can easily steer a relationship into murky waters if wagged indiscriminately. James 3:7-8 NIV
warns: All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed, and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
being served), and with a "gossipy aunt" reveal your heartbreak over TomKat's divorce (while excluding, of course, any details about your own personal life).
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