Episode 197

How We Can Slander Our Spouse Through Negative Silence

We can find ourselves slandering our spouse in different ways: even "silent" ways!

Chelsea and I continue our discussion of slander in marriage to finish our answer to the question:

What are ways we tear down our spouse?

  1. Absence
  2. Negative Silence
  3. Assuming motives.

We fleshed out "Negative Silence" with how it shows up as...

  1. Avoidance/"peace at all costs"
  2. Bitterness
  3. Busyness/distractions
  4. Passive aggression
  5. Power/control
  6. Safety

Scriptures Referenced:

Colossians 3:19

James 3:11

Proverbs 25:28; 16:32

Sources Cited:

Todd Foley, "Silent storm: When your spouse won't talk," Focus on the Family Canada, Accessed September 11, 2022.

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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.