Key Verse: Verse 29 – “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
Key Words: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth
A real key to the success of a marriage is communication. How well do you communicate with your mate? Ask yourself seven simple questions about your communication skills with your spouse, and you will know the answer as to how well you communicate.
Is your partner your closest confidante? Do you talk with your spouse more than you do your neighbor or friend?
Do you always tell your spouse the absolute truth? (John 8:32)
Do you avoid sarcasm, harmful remarks, and public criticism of your spouse?
Do you regularly compliment your spouse?
Do you listen - now, I mean really listen - when your spouse is talking to you?
Do you value your spouse’s opinion?
Do you discipline yourself not to interrupt or contradict when your spouse is talking?
Godly, pure communication is of extreme importance in a marriage. No communication or miscommunication can lead to wrong conclusions and decisions.
A four year-old was eating an apple in the back seat of the car when he asked his dad, “Why is my apple turning brown?”
The dad explained, “Because after you ate the skin off, the meat of the apple came in contact with the air, which caused it to oxidize, thus changing its molecular structure, and turning it into a different color.”
After a long silence, the four year-old said, “Daddy, were you talking to me?”
While we may have correct answers and great ideas, if our spouse cannot understand or will not listen because of the way we communicate, our communication is a failure.
So, talk to your spouse; but talk to them lovingly, simply, and plainly.
What to do:
✞ Every couple needs a time (daily) to sit down and communicate.
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