How we communicate with one another matters—especially in a marriage. The Bible reminds us to use words that build up our spouses, not tear them down. Whether your marriage is a verbal war zone or just needs a little help in the communication arena, both you and your spouse will benefit from the encouragement in these pages. This devotional is not a program to do better; it unveils how God helps you to be better. As you read through it as a team, meditating on Scripture, praying, and using the practical questions and action steps, you will learn to communicate with Christlike love, grow in holiness, and glorify God with your words.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
Steve Hoppe (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Advanced Counseling Certificate, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) is executive director of Crosstown Counseling LLC in New York. Previously, Steve served as the pastor of counseling at Park Community Church of Chicago.
“Of all the marriage books I’ve read, this one has swiftly risen to the top.” — Scott Sauls, Senior Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville; Author, Jesus Outside the Lines and A Gentle Answer
“Steve’s writing is thoughtful, engaging, and biblically rich. My married counselees will love this.” — Ed Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation; Author, When People Are Big and God Is Small
“It will bring joy, laughter, and the peace of God to your marriage.” — Rebekah Lyons, Author, Rhythms of Renewal and You Are Free
“Through a series of specific, concise, and thoughtful reflections, you will inevitably grow in your communication with your spouse.” — Michael Keller, Lead Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Lincoln Square, New York