Featured on XO Marriage: Why You Should Not Threaten Divorce
I’ve found that the firmness and steadfast nature of your commitment to your relationship, communicated directly to your spouse in a loving way, is a crucial ingredient to a long, fulfilling marriage.Scott Martindale
Words have power. Proverbs 12:18 says, “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (ESV). The writer of this proverb provided a beautiful word picture to illustrate the power of words. This is especially true in marriage, a relationship of deep intimacy and vulnerability, a relationship in which we have been given the responsibility to protect our spouse and nurture their love, feelings, and future.
This is true—even in the heat of conflict and disunity. When we throw out the word “divorce” or “I want a divorce,” “maybe we should get a divorce,” or any other choice of words suggesting an end to the marriage, we are tossing a massive, emotionally laden bomb in our spouse’s lap. Those words unleash serious power.
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Scott and Vanessa Martindale
Founders of Blended Kingdom Families