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Talk the Talk

June 8, 2010

While the picture to the right is funny, many marriages have resulted too hateful words.  But have you ever thought about the power of the words you speak, especially to your spouse?  If not, it’s time to begin.

To understand the power of words, we must go to  the famous story of how the earth was created.  God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. Think about that for a minute.  This one verse displays the effectiveness of one’s word.  He said it and it was.  Let’s dive a little further into this subject.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Therefore, as husbands and wives we are called to esteem one another.  In sticky situations, this may be tough but this is why we cannot live in our flesh.  It is in these instances when it becomes important to have a  heart of the righteous and weigh its answers, not the mouth of the wicked that gushes evil.  I know you’re thinking it’s so difficult, take it to your prayer closet because it’s unacceptable.  The last thing you want to do is tear your spouse down.  The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

To speak uprightly to our husband is not the only thing we’re called to do.  We’re also called  to speak to them in a respectful manner.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. This is the area where I need prayer the most.  Believe me, I never do it purposely; it’s as if it’s second nature.  Unfortunately, this is a hard habit to kick.  But I have a husband that is patient and understanding, so I will continue to improve.

This topic can go on and on, so my suggestion to you is to find references in the bible that will serve as a support and not just do what you feel is right.  Think of ways to improve the way that you speak to your husband and speak highly of him, to him.  I promise he will appreciate it especially if affirmation is his love language.

Genesis 1:3

Ephesians 4:29

Proverbs 15:28

Proverbs 18:21

Ephesians 5:33

Other verses to reference that are not in this post:

James 3:9-12

1 Peter 3:10

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