Some of the valuable things I have learned about communication in my 22 years of marriage…
1. Listen…with your ears not your mouth. We can get so wrapped up in telling our side of a story that we never stop to listen to what our spouse is trying to tell us.
Proverbs 12:15 Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others. NLT
2. Watch Your Words Use words like, “that made me feel _________” instead of accusing words like “you are so mean and awful…”
3. Don’t say…”Never” and “Always” Rarely are they ever used truthfully and they are words that put up immediate walls. Your husband knows that he doesn’t always say ______, so when you accuse him of it, he will immediately close you out and not hear the rest of your complaint.
Hope these keys help! I’m praying for our marriages! Sue