Ephesians 5:26 says, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.” This implies that every word of your mouth must be seasoned with salt, giving grace to the hearer. “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6). Love should be behind every observation you make. When you correct, rebuke or instruct let it be love motivated. At no time should any unhealthy word proceed from your mouth to him.

And for the men, know that 1 Peter 3:7 says that, “likewise, ye husbands dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honors unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.” Husbands are under an obligation to honor their wives as heirs together of the grace of life. This makes beating, humiliating or maltreating the woman a taboo. God expects you to deal with your own wife according to knowledge. The knowledge of truth will put you on top, such that even if your wife has a terrible character, by the application of the truth you can change her. It is the man’s responsibility to be involved in his wife’s affairs. I spoke with a man a while ago and he told me the business his wife did. When I asked him his part in it, he replied “I don’t care.” He was unknowingly digging a pit for himself by his nonchalant attitude.

Communication is one of the key ingredients of marriage in order to enjoy all round family dominion. However, husband and wife must always be in agreement as it is the key that unlocks the door to family dominion. According to Matthew 18:19, “Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.” Good communication between a couple is the point where you agree as touching on earth and it is done for you by your Father in heaven. The root of Dominion is found in marriage. Therefore, people who know how to operate the covenant of marriage enjoy dominion. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.” Even when you have someone to help you and you do not relate well at home, how then will your partner know that you need help to stand up?

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