I don’t think we realize how powerful our words truly are. We talk about it, we say we know it, but I really don’t believe we understand the power behind the words we speak. As wives we have the opportunity to speak love into our marriages, but do we?
We vowed to love, honor, cherish and obey our husbands til death do us part, but do the words we speak to them back those vows up?
Throughout each day we have countless opportunities to carefully (and sometimes need to prayerfully) choose the words we speak to our husbands. All too often I believe that we speak without thinking and therefore we leave behind the careful and prayerful steps to selecting our words. When we fail to do these things, we fall short of speaking love into our marriages. Thus instead of bringing life and growing closer we cause strain and build up struggles in our marriage.
Over the last ten years of marriage I know that the words I’ve spoken more often than not have not spoken love to my husband. That’s not to say that I didn’t tell him I love him and show that I loved him at times, I just realize that these times were the exception not the norm. I could offer reasons…excuses…as to why this was difficult for me, but the truth is I just didn’t take care. I failed to speak love into my marriage because the words were spoken before I had time to even think about what harm they would cause.
What are the words you’re speaking to your husband speaking into your marriage?
I urge you to take care and strive to speak love into your marriage each day. If your marriage isn’t where you’d like it to be, this is one step you can take fairly easily to make progress to getting there!