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SHANNON R. (sweetnessandsass) reviewed 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don't Say) Will Improve Your Relationships on
Helpful Score: 4
This can be listened to all at once or on a daily basis. It is 2 CD's. It has situations and what to do...and what not to do. I liked it but I got alot of the same information from the book "Me and My Big Mouth". This was very easy to listen to and the CD's also have availibility to be put in the computer to print out stuff from CD rom drive.
First, I should say that this book is written by a religious Christian woman and, I believe, published by a Christian publishing house; so be warned, if you are not comfortable with references to a Supreme Being and quotations from the Pentateuch/Prophets, etc., and the New Testament, this book will not be one you wish to order.
That said, as a Chassidic Jew, I found this book concise and useful. While I basically ignored any references to Christianity, I found the "Old Testament" sources to be relevant and helpful. In my culture, we have many guidelines and laws about what we say and how we say it, so I am always on the lookout for more inspiration.
This thirty day plan seems well thought out. I honestly doubt that one could tame one's tongue in 30 days; but I think that if, for instance, a family chose to read one section a day at the evening meal and continued for several months, they would see a great improvement not only in the speech of their family members but in the tenor of their home as well.
Not that this book is written exclusively for people who are married and have families. This book could be used concurrently with a day book while at work. I myself found it helpful to copy short phrases based on each chapter so that I can make little signs to put around the house.
If you are looking for a way to elevate your speech, even if it's not necessarily for a religious reason but just because you would like to present a more refined impression, this book can be very helpful. I recommend it highly.
It's mostly based on religious views but has some good points and thought invoking questions for why we speak the way we do. I know I have always had a big mouth and this made me want to try a little hard to be thoughtful before speaking.