A grocery store manager wanted to get to know his new employee, so he asked him a few basic questions. He led with, “Where are you from?”
The young employee said, “Sir, I’m from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the home of ugly women and great hockey teams.”
The manager responded, “That’s interesting. My wife is from Lancaster.”
Without skipping a beat, the new employee asked, “What team did she play for?”
The psalmist prayed, “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips!” (Psalm 141:3).
Keeping watch over our speech is especially crucial in marriage. In her Reader’s Digest article, Brittany Gibson suggested several things we should tell our spouse on a daily basis. Here are a few examples.
- “Good morning.”
- “How was your day?”
- “I’m proud of you.”
- “You make me happy.”
- “What do you think?”
- “You are gorgeous/handsome.”
- “What are we doing tonight?”
Recovery Step: Give great thought to the words you use, especially with your spouse.