Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, 
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

We want to encourage you to read the full chapter of Proverbs with your spouse each day.


If you haven't noticed, each chapter of Proverbs that we email you about corresponds to the day of the month. (Today is the 16th.)

When our daughter got married we sat down with the new couple and told them,

"Remember, you can always re-start the argument later on. No matter how passionate you feel about your point, you can simply pause the fight and say nice words to each other."

If things are getting overheated, it's likely not because of the point you're making it's because of the kind of words you're using.

Here's an upside-down truth, and one that you might find impossible to believe:
Your words matter as much as your point, usually more.

Pausing to insert gracious words into any discussion will point your marriage towards health. 


Give yourself a deadline (today) to make this upside-down marriage move:

1. Say sweet words in an unexpected context.

2. Text a sweet message out of the blue.

3. Write sweet words and make sure you spouse finds them later today.

Words are especially sweet when they are unexpected.

Don't overthink it.

A quick phone call, text, or note will have a tremendous impact. 

"I look forward to seeing you" is a great place to start. 


Be kind and keep talking,

Brooke and Brian


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