Women like to talk, a lot. We like to talk about life, children, each other, and our husbands. We want to confide in our girlfriends about our troubles and our triumphs, our struggles and our victories, but what are our mouths doing for our marriages?
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ~ Proverbs 18:21 NIV
What are you saying out loud to others about your marriage? What are you saying out loud to your spouse about your marriage? I think we can end up spending more time complaining about our circumstances in our marriages than we spend trying to fix them. When we speak things out loud about our marriage, we are speaking life to the things we want from God for our marriages. Are you speaking life or are you speaking death?
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. ~ Proverbs 21:23 ESV
Are you bringing private things out into the open instead of covering your husband? When we get married we become one flesh with our spouse, we are responsible for covering our spouses flaws as we would have them cover ours for us. Confiding in others about our husbands uncovers them and breaks down trust in our marriage and our respect for our husbands.
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. ~ Proverbs 14:1 NLT
Are you saying positive things to your spouse and to others that build up your marriage? Words are very important and how we use them wields a lot of power. If there are things we do not like about our husband or our marriage we should be praying and praising, not gossiping and complaining. God gave us keys to building up our home, a kind word can go a long way. When your marriage comes first, it shows to those around you.
Protect your marriage and build your friends’ marriages by not participating with those around you for the sake of conversation.