Verbally open, honest, thorough, and helpful.
The "strong, silent type" cannot be a great saint.
Silence abuses your wife and children (Colossians 3:21).
True friends are open and transparent (John 15:15).
The most help you can give others is by your lips.
A good word fitly spoken is beautiful (Proverbs 25:11).
Gracious speech is what wins kings (Proverbs 22:11).
A good thought not expressed is worthless.
A good word makes a heavy heart glad (Proverbs 12:25).
Being thankful falls short: you must give thanks.
“ Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”
“He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”
“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: But a good word maketh it glad.”