The Profanity Problem

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Tom Spence is a retired Marine Corps officer. He is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is husband, father, and grandfather and returned to live in his native Oklahoma in 1999.

As a Marine Tom served in the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Marine Divisions; as a student and instructor in profession level schools; as a series commander and staff officer at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina; as the Inspector-Instructor on Independent duty in Des Moines, Iowa; and as a Program Manager in Orlando, Florida. He also served a year with the United Nations as Patrol Base Commander, Sector Operations Officer, and Deputy Commander of the Southern Sector in Iraq and Kuwait (UNIKOM).

He has degrees in political science, biblical studies, theology, and counseling. Beyond his Marine Corps experience, he has been an independent trainer, counselor, and newspaper manager. He is currently the Pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.

Tom recently published a play based upon the 9th chapter of John's gospel. It is titled: 9 Encounters of John 9.

His two most recent books are Christianity for Marines and ReBaselining America: Setting a foundation of liberty for the next 200 years. His other books include Sea Stories, Even the Elect, Tough Day at the Plate, The Best of Out of the Box, and First Steps Towards Eternity.

Tom first began publishing in the late 1980's with a concise article called "MarineSpeak-the modern language of our Corps." That short article in the Marine Corps Gazette spoke to the unique language of those called Leatherneck. He later published articles in the U.S. Naval Proceedings. They were "Lighten the Load" and "Analog Grunt Confronts a Digital World."

Tom publishes hundreds of articles online each year as a freelance author, including two blogs and the local paper.

The Profanity Problem

And what to do about it!

Authored by Tom Spence

Profanity is everywhere. It seems to be an accepted norm these days. Profanity is mainstream. Is that OK with you?

Is there a way to change the current trend?

Is there a time and a place for profanity?

This book is a one hour lesson plan with student handouts for groups that want to reduce or even eliminate profanity from their lexicon. It is designed for correctional institutions, juvenile programs, AA and NA groups, and even church groups that have recognized the ubiquitous nature of profane language making its way into area previously "off limits" to such vernacular.

The lesson is straightforward and practical. It calls upon students to share their experiences and to consider very direct ways to address the problem.

A one hour lesson won't fix the problem, but it might just be enough to start the process. This book should be procured for each instructor. Student handouts are reproducible.

Publication Date:
1461170060 / 9781461170068
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Customs & Traditions

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