by Marc Hinds I was ten years old in 1982 when I went and saw Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction blockbuster, E. T. It was the first time I remember hearing foul language. To make matters worse, it was a teenager in the movie who said it. While I was shocked, my parents were horrified. Over the…

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Question: Hello. I was hoping to receive some help and answers. With the shape the world is in, I can’t help but foresee Jesus coming soon. Frankly, I just read Matthew 24:1-31 and can’t help but feel fear. I struggle with a lot of things that I can’t seem to break. How do I turn…

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Question: If a word has a vulgar meaning and an informative normal meaning, is it wrong to use? For example, “boi” is a funny way to pronounce “boy,” but it can refer to a boyish lesbian or a bisexual with effeminate traits according to Wikipedia. I want to say it as just a funny way…

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Question: I have been talking to someone about the Facebook memes they post that contains offensive language. I was telling them that it’s not right as a Christian, but he says things like, “Well, sometimes you have to to get the point across” and “Just ignore that part.” He doesn’t use foul language when talking,…

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Question: I used to be a member of the church of Christ several years ago but fell away. I recently have been wanting to consider coming back. I have been pondering how I’m living my life lately and all the things I’m doing that are un-Christ-like. I have been thinking about television shows and which…

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Question: Hi, I have read through a lot of your Answered Questions and wanted to throw one out at you. Do you think it’s improper for a married Christian couple to “talk dirty” during sex, using words and language they would ordinarily not use in daily conversation? (If no one else is around and the…

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Question: I understand the Bible commands us to “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29). I understand the Bible says, “bless and do not curse” (Romans 12:14). I understand the passage of James 3:1-12. If you think for a moment,…

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