This morning I attended a breakfast for ladies at our church where we listened to Gary West give us some pointers to help us in our marriage. After breakfast our spouses joined us for another message on marriage. Jim and I will soon celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary but I feel we will always want to learn or be reminded of things that will make our marriage even better and stronger.
One of the scriptures he used was Ephesians 4:23-32. A couple verses that spoke to me were:
v. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
and v. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
We heard how powerful words are and how they determine the direction of our lives. How different marriages would be if we truly obeyed these verses.
Gary also recommended the book
The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman.
It can be purchased at Amazon.com.
I am looking forward to tomorrow morning when he will speak to us once more about marriage!