Silence Is Golden

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

Well, I tell you what, there are times when silence can be a gift in a marriage.

Yeah, Thomas Blaire said, “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” And Thomas Carlisle says, “Silence is as deep as eternity. Speech is as shallow as time.”

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

Yeah, there can be productive silence, and there can be silence that isn’t helping at all.

Yeah, withdraw is not what we are talking about.

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

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