youth worker, youth ministry, leadership, adult volunteers

Swearing Made Cool

By Doug Franklin February 15, 2011

I have noticed lately it’s becoming cool to swear if you’re a ‘thought leader’ in youth ministry. It shows you have reached a level of righteous anger, an anger level so high that it’s OK to let the four letter words fly. It shows you care more than other people, because you’re willing to break conventional politeness to make your point. It says you should be listened to, it says you matter. But to me it’s stupid … it’s not a four-letter letter word because I am not that cool.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More