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4 Words to Speak Life or Spread Poison

Kate says,

This day is just like any other day, a moment like so many that cross your path each day of your life. The man you found so handsome and amazing stands before you, sharing his day full of struggles and victories. He bares his soul of what God has called him to at this point in his life. You seek to listen hard and understand with your heart what he is sharing. The moment comes as it always does. The moment where your words can speak life or can be poison.

Proverbs 18:21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

Your tongue, your words have incredible influence. Death or life. Uplifting or adding weight. Poison or life-giving. Remember death is not always a fast thing. Your words can be a balm or an acid that eats away slowly but surely accomplishing their deadly purpose.

I have seen this unfold in my own marriage. As a young bride, I doubted my husband many times. I did not use words to encourage. I bent towards negative motivation in order to express what I needed. It was a devastating tactic.

It always amazes me that we will use a tactic in our marriage even when we know and have experienced the carnage it can create.

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