Encouraging Words Speak Life
Encouraging words speak life to your relationships and will always produce good fruit. Don’t you just feel better when someone tells you you’ve done a good job?
When I clean the house and cook dinner and Ronnie tells me, “Wow Jack the house looks nice and dinner was great,” it just makes me smile and stand up a little straighter and makes me want to do it again and better.
I talked earlier about what’s in a word? and I feel like I emphasized mainly the negative talk but now I want you to understand that the power of Life is also in the tongue.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 18:21)
When we speak uplifting words that speak life to our relationships, we get to eat the fruit of it. When Ronnie tells me how beautiful I am he gets some fruit from that later on that night. (smile)
Empowering words speak life to getting more work done around the house also. If I tell Ronnie he fixed that faucet like a paid professional, then I see him looking for what else he can fix that will get him some more praise.
In the long run I get to eat the fruit of that praise.
We are having so much fun in this second time around marriage (you can read about it in our marriage book, Love that would not let me go), encouraging one another, laughing, playing and just plain enjoying our lives together.
For instance, in our first marriage, we went on ZERO cruise vacations, in this our remarriage (renewed marriage), we have been on over 20 romantic cruise vacations… and we really want all of you to experience the same kind of thing.
If relationship counseling will help you do that, we are here to help.