Mark’s Marriage Minute

Why HOW you say something really matters!

This week from my book we read:

Turning and addressing Jake, Mike said, “You mentioned the importance of how things are said to each other. That too is huge. Nobody likes it when someone is in their face, talking down to them, or yelling. Intuitively, we know there is a right way, a good way, to talk to each other, and we want to be spoken to in those ways.”

You know it. I know it. When someone speaks to us one way, we are far more open to what they have to say than when they speak another way.

Why is that?

A proverb in the Bible explains it this way: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21 NASB

It is not just the words we say but how we say them either tear down or build up. You and I have the ability to speak life into everyone we talk to or death. Which would you prefer?

This week’s challenge:

Print this/bookmark it and read it every morning so that you might take note all day of how you speak to others. It will make a difference. I promise!

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