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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We Have to be Careful About Using the "F" Word Around Children...

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33

We have to be careful about using the "F" Word around children. I don't mean just any "F" Word, I mean the word: FAT! I was told about this little kindergarten boy who recently started mentioning the word: FAT around his house a lot. Then, he went to his grandmother's house and didn't want to put on his padded coat, because it would make him look FAT! She tried to talk him into wearing it, because it was cold and drizzly outside. He still was adamant about not wearing it, because he looked FAT in that coat and didn't want to look fat.

His puzzled grandmother shared this with his mother, who didn't understand why her thin son would be so focused on not looking FAT. Then, she found out where it came from. An adult in the school had made a comment about all the children coming back FAT after the holidays. This adult had described a character in a book as FAT and seemed to use FAT as a descriptor quite frequently.

As you and I know, this adult in his school must be obsessed with her own weight and it leaked out here and there, but this child was deeply affected by it. It's important for all of us to note this, because food, eating, etc. have been issues for us, at some point of another. We have to be prayerful about making sure that we aren't using the "F" Word around our children and loved ones. Obviously, it could leave far-reaching effects on their self-esteem without our even realizing it. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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