Use edifying speech acts, or words that build others up.
Do you hear yourself saying
“That stinks!” or “That’s not my preference”
“You idiot!” or “Was that wise?”
“Get lost!” or “I need personal time right now.”
John Gottman’s marriage study. 5 to 1 ratio of good to bad comments
E. Use words befitting one who is worthy.
Jer. 15: 19 “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman” (Jeremiah 15: 19). Ask yourself, who are the leaders on campus, and how do they use language?