“He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.” (Prov. 21.23 NAS).
Friends were dining out one night. Denise was once again running down her hubby, Jack, criticizing him for something. She repeatedly did this. It was not a blessing. Some one there ventured to speak up, saying lightheartedly, “submission alert . . . . . submission alert.”
That brief comment may have hit home. That night and in subsequent meetings for several years following no similar criticisms were heard. True story. Praise God. Friends can be a blessing in various ways. Caring friends offer input in love.
“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.” (Prov 14.1 NAS).
“It is better to live in a corner of a roof, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.” (Prov 21.9 NAS).
“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Prov 27.17 NAS).
Wise wives build up their husbands. Wise husbands love and encourage their wives. Is there not enough hitting on people out in the world. The home should be a safe haven, a place of peace and comfort. Lose the critical spirit. Give it to Jesus.