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When a person falls sick, it often shows on the tongue.
Truly, you can tell how sick or healthy a person is by just looking at the tongue.
More like ‘when the mouth is bad, the body is bad’.
I want to point our attention to something we as married folks may be taking for granted.
And that is the connection between using our mouth or tongue well and the well being of our marriage.
This is a principle that works for every body and anybody.
Let’s do this as a project.
Let us give it a one month trial, or let’s call it a one month challenge.
And what is the challenge?
1. Don’t speak or say anything you don’t want to happen to you or your marriage.
2. Say good things about your spouse and your marriage.
3. Don’t say anything negative to your spouse no matter the provocation or no matter how annoyed you are.
I think this is good. Tell your spouse about this and let’s give it a try.’
Never mind, when you forget yourself and say the wrong things.
Just ask God to forgive you and move ahead.
You can help each other to achieve this. It is going to be fun!
I may not be there to monitor you but try and do this.
Be willing to do anything that will foster love, unity and harmony in your marriage.
Make up your mind and make a quality decision for one month not to say anything negative to or about your spouse.
Don’t say what you can see or what is happening. Say what you want to happen.
For example, your wife doesn’t like cooking and she is tensed when in the kitchen.
Say something like this, ‘ My wife is getting better at cooking, she is handling her pressures well and she is sweet and well mannered’.
Your husband is harsh and you consider him not sensitive to your needs, say something like this:
My husband loves me and he is sensitive to me. He is getting better at understanding me and we are getting along well’.
Don’t give up.
Even when it looks awkward and it looks like you are wasting your time and it looks like it is not working.
Don’t forget it is a one month challenge.
One month of cleaning up your mouth and to stop talking ‘bad’ in your marriage.
Pro 18:20 -21A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
God bless your marriage
Confession for the day
I speak right words in my marriage and over my marriage.
Prayer for the day
Lord, help me to speak the right words over my marriage.
Thoughts of the day
Start speaking these words and you will see the changes.
Participate in the one month Challenge of cleaning up your mouth
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.