A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle (Proverbs 18:19).
The language around disability is constantly changing. Even using the word ‘disability’ can be controversial.
Recently, I was talking to one of the volunteer disability coordinators at our church about the wording we should use on an announcement for a new initiative. We could use one of two words. One has been commonly used for a while, and the other is emerging. We both knew that either choice meant somebody could be annoyed, and possibly offended.
Concerned About One Little Word
It was just one little word and we were very concerned. You may wonder why — why w…