This morning’s sermon was on “Words: A Matter of Life and Death.” As I listened, I thought probably one of the most valuable things I’ve learned in marriage and, in relationships in general, is simply “Think before you speak.” But know this isn’t something I’ve always practiced. In fact, it’s only in the past few years I’ve tried to be more deliberate in doing this. Just know it makes a huge difference. Another lesson I’ve learned is I don’t need to react on everything my husband says. For years this was a big divide for us. One of us would say something and then the other would have a rebuttal or comeback. Sometimes you just need to let it go and realize you have different opinions. It doesn’t make one right and the other wrong. I’ve got to tell you our communication is so much better since we’ve been putting these two techniques into practice.
Words: A Matter of Life and Death to a Relationship
- by Penny Hudson