I’m happy to have my husband join me for this episode! It’s been a little while since Mark and I shared a conversation on the podcast, and today we’re talking about the power of our words.

If we fully realized just how dangerous careless words can be, we might take our speech more seriously. Our words can bring destruction or healing depending on how we speak, as Mark and I have learned from personal experience.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The difference between internal processors and external processors
  • Specific ways Mark and I each have grown in how we use our words
  • Three practical guidelines for using words well
  • And more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

My Key Takeaways:

1) There’s a difference between choosing your words carefully and withholding words that need to be spoken in order to advocate for yourself. It’s possible to say a lot of words but not truly say what our spouse needs to hear in order to understand. Often we comment or criticize when we really should make a request.

2) God has a lot to say about how we use our words. In our coaching work with couples, we spend a lot of time discussing what the Bible says about this because God’s Word is a guide for our lives. Words should be used to build others up. We need to remember that we will be held accountable for our words!

3) This area is always a work in progress! We use these three practical guidelines to keep us moving in the right direction: Talking to Jesus first, saying half the words, and living out the above list of Scriptures. We’ve come a long way, and we are still learning. It’s worth the effort!


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