Love must be demonstrated through actions and words. However, if you have spent months, or even years, tearing down your mate with hurtful words, you must train yourself to speak affectionately toward him or her. Begin today by making a conscious decision to change.
In the name of Jesus, I will not let any corrupt communication proceed out of my mouth, but only that which is good for edification. I am quick to listen and slow to speak. My words are acceptable to the Lord. I will put a guard on my mouth and keep the door of my lips shut from speaking anything ungodly. I will love my mate with affectionate words and genuine concern. I aim for and am eager to seek harmony in my marriage by building up my spouse. Amen!
- Ephesians 4:29
- James 1:19
- Psalm 19:14
- Psalm 141:3
- Romans 14:19, The Amplified Bible