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This is episode #4 of our thriving marriage series – halfway there!

This will be a tougher episode to digest. We all have said or yelled things to our spouse that we regret or wish we can take back. This is an area that only God can help you in. Only He can give you a softened heart and reveal to you on why you say harsh words or yell. It’s what is from the heart, so that is why we need to check our hearts!

God is in the business of changing us from the inside out, so pray over your heart, to rid of the things in your heart that is drawing you away from God and your spouse, for eyes to see what is influencing you (TV, social media, people, music, & such) to treat your spouse this way & cut those off. Most of all, pray for your spouse if this is an area they struggle with too because only God can change their hearts and give them conviction, not you!

We have choices to make, daily and each moment, on how we speak to our spouse as well as behind their back. When your tongue goes unchecked, people can get hurt and you may end up hurting yourself as well. The words that we speak LITERALLY speak either LIFE or DEATH over. 

Speaking negativity or anything else can create an atmosphere of tension in your home. This will not help you to have a thriving marriage – you just are trying to survive. You want to create a home and atmosphere of peace and gentleness and love and forgiveness – that is part of a thriving marriage!

Bible Verses Mentioned: Proverbs 21:23 (NLT); Proverbs 18:21 (MSG); James 1:19 (NLT); Luke 6:45 NLT

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