Words of Life

If you are like me, you probably think many wonderful things – about your friends, job, situations and even your wife.  But if you are like me, you probably don’t voice them nearly as often as you should.  The key is creating the habit of speaking words that encourage and edify.  Make a point to speak words of love and encouragement into your spouse’s life every day this week.  Lord willing, this will be the start of a habit that will help to transform your marriage.

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Published in: on 7 June 2011 at 07:12  Leave a Comment  
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Watch your words

Jesus said, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak . . .”

We live in a day where we often weigh our words and actions by the letter of the law.  We speak critically, but carefullyso as not to be condemned if brought into a court of law.  This is not the spirit a Christian husband ought to have.

Read through James 3, spend some time in prayer and study over it and then confess to your wife where you have offended her.  For I don’t think it is a matter of ‘if’ we have offended, but when did we offend.

Published in: on 18 April 2011 at 08:26  Leave a Comment  
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Using Your Tongue

I was kindly reminded by a dear friend this morning that my words regarding my wife should always be edifying.  No brainer – right?  And yet, at a dinner party this past Saturday I spoke carelessly.  My friend’s admonition allowed me to 1.) see a point of pride in my life and 2.) talk with my wife about my words.  The good thing is that she did not take offense at what I said and we are great.  The bad thing is that words, poorly spoken, will impact each hearer differently.  What you say may not be offensive to everyone, but what your words communicate is more than just mechanical interpretation.  (And the truth is that my words, though not directly offensive to my wife, were spoken out of a spirit that was not right.)  So I thank my friend for his willingness to confront me and for providing post material that does not so often come with such ease!

Talk with your wife this week about 1.) how your speech may consistently offend her (especially in public) and 2.) how you can improve your verbal love and respect for her.  Do all of this in light of Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29 ESV)

Published in: on 21 March 2011 at 08:13  Leave a Comment  
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