Constant Criticism

After learning about your spouse’s positive and not-so-positive traits, it can be easy to fall into the trap of wanting to change them and begin to negatively criticize them.

Let’s take a look at the definition of criticism.

Criticism: the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. (Google)

Criticizing your spouse is totally different than voicing a complaint or giving a critique because it is an attack on their character not on a specific issue.

When you begin a sentence with some of the words listed below you are criticizing your spouse:
1. You never..
2. You always..
3. It’s your fault..
4. Why can’t you just…?

Giving constructive criticism can greatly benefit a marriage. However, don’t attack the person but the situation. Find a solution to the problem together. These types of conflicts can have a positive or negative impact on a marriage depending on how it’s handled.

Are you dealing with constant criticism from your spouse? Are you the one criticizing? How does one react when being criticized? Is there a healthy way to criticize?

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…”
-1 Thessalonians 5:11a

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  1. I struggle to dissolve in myself what I do not like, or that I do not believe can do any good for myself or others. And that’s part of my faith and my understanding of how we function physically, emotionally and spiritually. If we want health, peace and love, that should be our choice, and these must be our causes, and for what we must strive to build; first in ourselves, so that, if possible, we can share with others.
    Love must be the basis and the goal.

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