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“Ginger Hubbard is fresh, funny, and full of wisdom. Her advice is overflowing with God’s instruction and grace.”

—Lysa TerKeurst, president, Proverbs 31 Ministries

“There’s a reason why the Bible speaks so often about our tongues. Who doesn’t need help! Ginger’s book will help all of us—children and parents—as together we learn how to season our speech with God’s abundant grace.”

—Bob Lepine, cohost, FamilyLife Today

“If you have been wondering how to get to the root of your child’s struggle with their sin-nature, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! is the book you need. It should be a reference for every parent looking to instruct their child with biblical, Christ-centered wisdom. An encouraging, empowering must-read for every parent.”

—Heidi St. John, mother of seven, author of Becoming MomStrong (Tyndale 2017), owner of The Busy Mom Blog

“Parenting is no joke! In fact, it’s one of the hardest holy assignments God calls us to. So what do you do when your kids bring out the worst in you with their embarrassing, inappropriate, dishonest, or disrespectful musings? Hold your tongue and get this book!”

—Renee Swope, mom of three from nine to twenty-three; bestselling author of A Confident Heart; and former radio cohost, Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Start with the heart. Develop a plan. Implement training. The result? Beautiful speech. This book shows you how without just increasing the consequences. A powerful training tool that every parent will want to implement, one chapter at a time.”

—Dr. Scott Turansky, cofounder, National Center for Biblical Parenting


The bestselling author of Don’t Make Me Count to Three! lays out a simple, Bible-based plan that shows parents how to help their kids tame their tongues and walk in the transforming power of Christ.

Are you ever embarrassed or shocked by what comes out of your child’s mouth? Do you raise your voice, threaten, and coerce, but find yourself frustrated because nothing seems to work?  

In I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!, Ginger Hubbard provides a practical, three-step plan to reach beyond the behaviors of tongue-related struggles—such as lying, tattling, and whining—to address your child’s heart. After all, as Matthew 12:34 tells us, “the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

By moving past the idea that parenting is about rigid rule-setting or behavior management, we can set aside ineffective practices such as scolding, ignoring the offense, or merely administering punishment. Instead, we start to see that our children’s outbursts are prime opportunities for the ultimate goal of all parenting: to guide them to the redemptive work of Jesus and his transformational power.


is a sought-after speaker, author, and an award-winning writer. She has spoken at hundreds of parenting conferences, mom’s events, and homeschool conventions across the country. She is a veteran homeschooling mother of two adult children and stepmom to two much-adored stepsons. She and her husband reside in Opelika, Alabama. To connect with Ginger, visit her website at



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