Proper communication plays a crucial role in the development of a healthy relationship. The Bible reminds us that we have the power to build a person up or tear them down simply by the words that we speak. Our words, whether praise or criticism, shape the the atmosphere of our homes and our lives. Knowing this, we should be on guard over the words of our mouths. It is a continual decision to speak words of life rather than death, but it is one that will make or break your home.