Silence in Marriage

Let’s talk about silence. I think this is a neglected skill in marriage.

 

I’ll tell you what. There are times where silence can actually be a gift in a marriage.

 

Thomas Blair said that silence is one of the great arts of conversation, and Thomas Carlisle said, “Silence is as deep as eternity. Speech is as deep as time.”

 

I think that can be true because when we start shooting off of the mouth, talking without thinking we often say things that are hurtful or at least not helpful.

 

And there can be productive silence and there can be silence that isn’t helpful at all.

 

Withdrawing isn’t what we are talking about.

 

Friend don’t neglect it in your marriage, silence is golden.

 

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