Sandra Stanley on Marriage Words

Sandra Stanley on Marriage Words February 12, 2014

Sandra Stanley’s wise words about words:

While nothing was dramatically wrong in their relationship, they realized what had begun as humor and innocuous teasing had slowly become a bad habit. The bad habit grew into something more significant, eroding the once-healthy respect and affection that had characterized their early marriage years….

A few thoughts to consider…

  • It’s the little things that add up and become really big things. A marriage isn’t rocked to its core by affairs and addictions only.
  • Even for couples with great senses of humor, making the person you love the brunt of the joke cuts more deeply than you think.
  • Dishonoring your spouse, even in the smallest ways, quickly becomes a pattern and snowballs.
  • Little cutting comments lodge in the heart and eventually drain affection.
  • Little life-giving comments also lodge in the heart and enrich affection.
  • The way you talk to your spouse is most likely the way your sons and daughters will talk to theirs.
  • The way you talk to your spouse is most likely the way your sons and daughters will allow themselves to BE talked to by theirs.

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