From the Book of Proverbs to the Gospels to James, Scripture devotes significant attention to the tongue and its dangers. Though small, the tongue boasts of great things and can set fire to the entire course of life (James 3:5–6). So how can Christians tame their tongues and guard against its perils?

In this new nine-minute roundtable, Jen Wilkin, Jackie Hill Perry, and Nancy Guthrie help us consider specific ways to control what we say. Wilkin shares a personal method she uses to control her speech; Guthrie reflects on the role of pride and the power of the Spirit to help us conquer our mouths, and Perry considers how to foster a love for God and others.

Whether at church or in our homes, our words have the power to bless and to curse, to create and to destroy.