Proverbs – Chapter 12:22

22. The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
Proverbs – Chapter 13:3

3. He who guards his lips guards his soul, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
Proverbs – Chapter 15:1, 4

1. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
4. The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

Proverbs – Chapter 15:23,28

23. A man finds joy in giving an apt reply– and how good is a timely word!
28. The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

Proverbs – Chapter 16:13,21,23-24

13. Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
21. The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
23. A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Ephesians – Chapter 4:25, 29 25. So put away all falsehood and “tell your neighbor the truth” because we belong to each other.

29. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Colossians – Chapter 3:17 

17. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians – Chapter 4:6

6. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

James – Chapter 1:19,26

19. My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.
26. If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are just fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.

How to deal with disagreements
Proverbs – Chapter 15:1, 4

1. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
4. Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Ephesians – Chapter 4:26

26. And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27. for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil.

Second Timothy – Chapter 2:23 

23. Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.

James – Chapter 1:19,26

19. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
26. If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless

Help to Save a Marriage

Dealing With a Difficult Spouse

Proverbs – Chapter 17:14

14. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

Proverbs – Chapter 20:3

3. It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Second Timothy – Chapter 2:23

23. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments because you know they produce quarrels.

First Peter – Chapter 3:1-6

1. Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives,
2. when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
3. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
4. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands.

Romans – Chapter 12:18

18. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone


The benefit of two or more

Ecclesiastes – Chapter 4:9-12

9. Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.
10. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no-one to help him up!
11. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Philippians – Chapter 2:2

2. Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.