Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen EhmanKeep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman

Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All

byKaren Ehman

Paperback | January 6, 2015

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Keep It Shutby Karen Ehman explores how to better control your tongue, knowing what to say and how to say it, and realizing when it is best to say nothing at all.

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. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue.

Beyond just a “how not to gossip” book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please, and dealing with our verbal anger.

Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are—and are not—to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings.

Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, and a writer for Encouragement For Today, an online devotional that reaches over one million women daily. She has written seven nine books including KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All and LET. IT. GO: How to Stop Ru...
Title:Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at AllFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310339642

ISBN - 13:9780310339649


Rated 5 out of 5 by from good lessons. After reading this book, I learned just how dangerous my mouth really is. It is able to hurt and encourage others, and can really have a lasting impact on other peoples' lives. Oh, how I learned that even saying nothing (the silent treatment) can by deadly. The timing of our words can really make a difference in how our thoughts can be interpreted.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ~* Learning to Keep Your Lips Zipped *~ Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman, © 2015 The mouth speaks what the heart has stored. --Keep It Shut, 17 Karen Ehman shares biblical views of Joseph and Daniel relating how their life examples show us how God can work in circumstances given completely over to Him by following what He tells us. She speaks of areas in her own life and the results, and what she has learned. "Keep It Shut" results in an open heart to give to others, and a prompting of when to speak and when to keep silent. Coming alongside to share h~o~w, this book has practical application. One I liked is really finding a quiet time; what works for you to have together time realigning with the Lord, studying God's Word. Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. --Mark 6:31 What better way than to replace what we might think with what Scripture shares with us, consistently. One phase Karen uses is "dead-heading." When dead blooms are left clinging to the flowering plants, they sap the nutrition and strength from the core of the plant. --Ibid., 197 That was a beautiful illustration for me. To refresh and remove deadweight. Needing added grooming, I was interested to read Keep It Shut. I have been learning to be a listener. What a relief not to have to remember what I was going to say while the speaker talking to me has words coming out of their mouth but I am waiting to speak. What a relief, indeed. I am hearing what they are saying instead of "hold that thought." I find that all I had to say ~ to divert the conversation from uncertainty ~ wasn't all that needed or necessary. I am even learning to keep quiet when I am nudged by the Holy Spirit not to speak. I am in my second year of listening, and ready for instruction... Learning to listen has open-ended allowance for clarification of the speaker, "tell me more," and has an added benefit of those seldom speaking beginning to share ~ because now they can! Journaling with this study would be a great way to write as you highlight what stands out to you. Learning together is a benefit. Using new tools for depth cultivating will bring you to uncover questions to finding answers just for you today. Keep It Shut would make a great Bible study gathering, or individually, as a DVD and workbook are also available covering the study spread out over six-weeks, or however long you want to use it. ***Thank you to Linked-to-Lit for sending me a copy of Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman to review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watching what I say This book has some really good insight. Looking forward to doing the study too!
Date published: 2015-02-16