My husband says I talk a lot. I say a lot of things. All the time. Can anyone relate? Chances are, you’ve probably also said some words to your husband that you wish you hadn’t. Words that slipped out. Words that might’ve even hurt him. So how can we use our words wisely when talking to our spouse?

In the Bible we are told “When you talk, don’t say anything bad. But say the good things that people need – whatever will help them grow stronger. Then what you say will be a blessing to those who hear you” (Ephesians 4:29, ERV). In the Contemporary English Version, the last part of that verse reads: “help others by what you say.” In the Message version, it reads: “Say only what helps, each word a gift.”

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