Let’s Commit to Using Our Words to Heal Not Harm Today

Are you tired of destructive, divisive words on social media or even around the dinner table? Me too. There have been many moments over the last few months when I felt overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.

There are no easy answers, but I’ve come to see a powerful starting place is committing to use our words to heal not harm. Will you join me in this mighty little manifesto today?

Let's use our words well...

I Will Use My Words

I commit to using my words to defend and heal, not to harm.

I will not gossip.

I will not belittle.

I will not dismiss those who are different than me.

I will guard others by speaking the best about them, encouraging them into all God would have them to be, and extending grace instead of condemnation.

I will be loyal and loving, remembering that even if we disagree we still fight on the same side–never against each other.

I will create safe spaces for the stories of others.

I will make my words a powerful weapon to fight against the darkness, to defend not destroy, to bring hope not hurt.

I still believe in the power of words to change the world.

“The words of the wise bring healing” (Prov. 12:18). Let’s never underestimate the power of our words to make a difference, one heart and mind at a time.

Cheering You On,

Holley Gerth


This week on More than Small Talk we’re having a conversation about Friendship: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and how we can be safe spaces for each other.

If you feel called to use your words to change the world in a specific way, like writing a book, then my online writing course will encourage, equip, and empower you to do so. Find out more here.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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