Monday, October 1, 2007

Tone Up...That Mouth!

If you are striving (or struggling!) to be a godly wife, there is a website you MUST check out. The Generous Wife has a wealth of ideas to encourage wives in their everyday lives to be a blessing and true help meet for their husbands. (I can use all the help I can get!!) There is a place you can receive daily tips and the one today really caught my attention. The main question was "When I talk to my husband what does my voice sound like? Do I sound happy to see him? Do I sound like I like him? :) Or do I sound tired, impatient, or moody? I don't expect to be perfect all the time, but I do want to sound friendly and welcoming most of the time
That stuck home with me. I always notice women who in public answer their husbands in that aggravated, annoyed, bossy tone. I think to myself "how rude, etc.", then at home turn around and so quickly do the same thing!!
So my project for this week is to have "sweet and pleasant words". There are several Bible verses on kind words, but one of my favorite is "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.". This will take some work, but I am going to "Tone Up That Mouth!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for that encouraging post! I will check out that website. I always want to work on being a better wife and sometimes stop to think about my tone when speaking with my husband. Thanks for the reminder!

    Hugs! Sharon

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  2. Oh dear. How many times have I spoken with a harsh tone of voice?? Oh dear, dear, dear!!!

    Thank you for the reminder!!

    Toning up my mouth here today...

    His,
    Mrs. U

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  3. So true, Thank you for sharing. I have noticed that my daughters can tend to take a disrespectful tone towards their father and I have no one to blame but myself. I commit to speaking in a respectful and kind way to my husband.

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