A couple of weeks ago we began a discussion about “Words” and the effect they have on our marriage – either for good or bad. We referenced the verse from Proverbs 15 that says, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Today we offer you wisdom from a man we have had the privilege of hearing in person on several occasions; his name is Paul David Tripp, and he has authored, in our opinion, one of the best books on the subject, War of Words. Mr. Tripp speaks in this 3 minute video from another excellent verse that says, “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” Proverbs 10:19.
There is wisdom and maturity in choosing to be silent. This is a different kind of silence, than giving your spouse the “silent treatment“. Take a few moments to listen: