This is what I learned when I have a big mouth toward my children. Sometimes you have to bit your tongue and really think about what you are going to say before you say it.
Prov. 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Prov. 25:15 By long forbearing (to keep back, withhold) is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
- Anger is removed by a gentle response, but a heated response fuels the flame
- Patience is ultimately persuasive, and a gentle answer gets a desired response
Prov. 15:18 Wrathful man stirath up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth (to bring to a state of peace) strife (contention).
Prov. 15:28 The righteous studieth to answer or thinks before he speaks, but the wicked blurts out whatever is on his mind.