They ruin marriages, careers, friendships, and even the witness of believers in the world. Words have the power to either build up or pierce another person’s deepest insecurities.
If only there was a secret formula to perfectly tame the culprit behind much of the disagreements and hurts caused in relationships, especially between a husband and wife.
Although there is no how-to recipe to control hurtful words, there are not-so-secret truths that counteract the member of the body full of deadly poison.
On an episode of Why or Why Not, former NFL player, Benjamin Watson and his wife, Kirsten, get down to the nitty gritty of taming one of the smallest yet most powerful parts of the body: the tongue.
Referencing James 3 throughout an honest and relatable conversation, the Watsons relay helpful and Spirit-led hints that help them calm the ever-evolving marital storms triggered by their words.
As they discuss the everyday encounters threatening to derail their marriage (such as the real reason Kirsten gets aggravated when Benjamin leaves the kitchen cupboards open), the Watsons emphasize the power of the tongue to negatively affect a relationship’s emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy.
Instead of playing back-pocket cards that purposely hurt one another, the Watsons shine a Heavenly light on speaking words that cultivate a holy and happy marriage.
Every person has the choice whether to merely be a hearer of God’s Word or a doer, and the Watsons believe choosing the latter while keeping short accounts with each other creates mutual understanding and respect.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the Watson’s conversation that compels believers to put out the forest fires set by the tongue through speaking words that breathe life rather than death into relationships.