Communication For A Better Marriage

Communication for a Better Marriage

We will be sharing how communication makes a difference in a successful marriage. If you do a survey of the top 10 tips that makes a difference in marriages, communication will be high on the list. For this reason, we can never exhaust the topic of communication.

  • Good communication is being intentional
    • Good communication doesn’t come naturally for us.
    • The best way to communicate is to reflect Christ in our interactions with each other.
    • It requires patience and perseverance.
  • Our background affects our communication style
    • We learned our communication styles from the home environment while growing up.
    • Some persons learned good communication styles, and others didn’t learn to communicate well.
    • It’s important to notice the difference and practice to adapt to improve the communication in your marriage.
  • Our communication styles can complement each other
    • To communicate more effectively, we need to be aware of how each other communicate because we each have different communication styles.
    • Some think before speaking, and others can’t think without speaking.
    • Some need time to process the information, and others are quick and decisive.
  • Invite God into the conversation
    • Ask God for help when communicating.
    • Pray before you talk.
  • Listen to understand
    • Listening shows that you value your spouse, and they are important to you.
    • To listen well, focus on what your spouse is saying without thinking about how you’ll respond.
    • Remember, communication is a two-way street.
  • Scripture of Encouragement
    • Ephesians 4:15 KJV – But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
    • James 1:19 KJV – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
    • Proverbs 18:13 KJV – He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

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