Day 27: I Love the Way You Talk
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
You’re well acquainted with the power of words. Communication—including what you say, how you say it, and even when you say it—is a vital part of marriage. Whatever power it has to build up love, hope, trust, respect, and admiration, it also has the power to tear down. Couples who care about the quality of their communication understand the role it plays in keeping their love alive. They know that words are tools, not weapons.
Learning to communicate well is a lifelong pursuit, but well worth the effort. Pray together that God would help you break any bad habits of communication that are part of your marriage now, and that He would replace them with the goals of understanding, loving, and encouraging each other.
Praying together for our marriage
He prays: Ask God to help you both communicate in loving ways, by listening to each other’s words and understanding the feelings behind them.
She prays: Ask God to help you both to be sensitive to the best time to share your thoughts, ideas, and especially your concerns.
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