Go to the store and purchase a small travel size tube of toothpaste. Take it home and remove the top. Smash your hand down on the tube. What happened? Did all the toothpaste come flying out?
Now – take all the toothpaste and put it back into the tube. You’re right – it won’t work. Our words are very much the same way. Easily said. Sometimes messy. And difficult to clean-up.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
Guard what you say to your spouse. You can never un-say it, and your spouse can never un-hear it.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.