Proverbs 15:1—“A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.”
The way we talk is at least as important as what we say.
Marriage brings greater possibilities for happiness than does any other human relationship. Yet some married couples fall short of their full potential. They let their romance become rusty, take each other for granted, allow other interests or clouds of neglect to obscure the vision of what their marriage really could be. Marriages would be happier if nurtured more carefully.Marriage, indeed any human relationship, is like a garden. In order to thrive it must be nurtured. There must be time spent caring for both the garden and the marriage. Time should be applied consistently and generous amounts.
"There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom. ... Fighting against technological devices taking over one’s life “is a good fight to have, as far as I’m concerned,”A good, strong, happy marriage is all about communication. Ironically, the very devices we use for communication with people all around the world are at the same time roadblocks to face to face communication. Really listening requires giving full attention to the conversation. It is difficult to have a meaningful conversation fighting the headphones or video display. Go beyond just talking it is vital to hear not just what is being said but how it is being said; the subtle inflection of the voice and the ever important body language are easy to miss with distractions.