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Stopping Fires: Biblical

Starting sparks and setting wildfire fights by hasty & thoughtless speech can be avoided. Free speech and abusive speech, in my opinion, is not the same speech. I was reading an article about certain words to avoid if you want good customer service. Interesting. It makes sense to me to be kind to those who help me.

How about avoiding abusive speech that destroys relationships? And words that can damage a kid’s esteem or a spouse’s or partner’s trust?

When down and depressed, it is hard for me to not hurt others when I am hurting. It can be challenging for all of us, at stressful times of suffering, to think before we speak and act. Remember the wise old adage: “no wood and the fire goes out!”

My wife likes me to take a ‘spiritual’ perspective on things. Family fights prevention aka wildfire-fight prevention that works:

“A mild answer turns away rage, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”​—Prov. 15:1.

Stopping Fires: Biblical

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Stopping Fires: Biblical. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 3, 2020, from


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