Episode 196

Why and How Slander Happens in Marriage

Slander finds its way into marriages way too easily and often.

But slander doesn't belong in words toward our spouse!

Chelsea and I first give an acrostic for S-L-A-N-D-E-R, then how we should E-D-I-F-Y.

Then, we answer some questions:

Why do we react, respond, or talk negatively about or to our spouse?

  1. Anger
  2. Bitterness
  3. Childhood experiences
  4. Expectations
  5. Life events
  6. Low self-esteem
  7. Need for attention

What are ways we tear down our spouse?

  1. Critical or belittling comments
  2. Putting down
  3. Manipulation
  4. Sarcasm
  5. Quick, snappy statements
  6. Insensitivity

Scriptures Referenced:

Matthew 12:34-37

Proverbs 4:23-24

Proverbs 18:6

Sources Cited:

Todd Foley, "Words that bruise: Are you emotionally abusive?" Focus on the Family Canada, Accessed September 4, 2022.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.