By David Watson

Benchley, October 9, 2016

  • Improve your communication, continued:
    • Don’t turn around and blab (use discretion).
      • Proverbs 11:13; 25:9-10; I Timothy 5:13
      • Matthew 18:15-17; I Corinthians 1:11 – Is there ever a time when it would be appropriate for a spouse to seek advice or share private information?
    • We must learn how to speak!
      • Proverbs 21:23; 25:11; John 7:45-46
      • Our speech can make a big impression on people!
    • Speak with sincere love.
      • Proverbs 28:12
      • Proverbs 15:1-2
      • Matthew 7:1-5
      • Ephesians 4:15
      • Ephesians 4:19
      • Philippians 2:3-5 – Try to succeed and bring everyone else with you!
    • Speak with clarity.
      • I Corinthians 9:20-22; 14:19
    • Slow down.
      • The apostle Peter serves as an example for the need to slow down, listen, and think. John 13:8-10
      • Proverbs 15:28
      • Proverbs 17:27 – Sometimes you just need to be a good listener before trying to talk.
      • James 1:19
    • Be kind and courteous.
      • God commands us to be kind (Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:32). Shouldn’t we exercise this within our marriage?

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