I was preparing for some conversations with young teenagers about the power and influence of the media they consume and they people they associate with on their (our!) own behaviors and thought patterns when I stumbled over this verse quite accidentally.
29 When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you. Ephesians 4:29 (NCV)
This is a thought that we always remember. As you end your week, make sure your words are for edification, not destruction.