Marriage Communication

Communication is the lifeblood of a good marriage. No relationship can survive without it.

Many couples think that arguing is the worst thing they can do, but that’s not true. Unhealthy arguments can lead to trouble, but arguing itself is not unhealthy. In fact it can be very productive way to work out our problems—as long as it’s done lovingly and constructively. Good communication is critical, and sometimes communication leads to debate. It’s a give and take way to work out problems.

The worst thing a couple can do is to remain silent in the midst of trouble. When two people bottle up their anger, or refuse to communicate, what they’re doing is choking the life out of their relationship.

Don’t let personal pride keep you from having a vibrant and fulfilling marriage. Talk to your spouse when something is bothering you. Learn to have a healthy argument, and then never let a problem go without talking it through.

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What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Kids can quickly grow discouraged if attempts to make friends come up short. Encourage your child that it takes repeated attempts to connect with others, and that friendships are built through a number of shared experiences.

So, what is the true secret to happiness? In a word, it’s attitude.

There’s more to life than being efficient and productive. Especially when you have kids in the house.

It isn’t the major tragedies that tear so many marriages apart, it’s the unhealthy choices that couples make on a daily basis.

Would you be able to tell if you, or someone you loved, were an alcoholic?

How do you keep sanity in the family when life goes screaming by at a hundred miles an hour?

When was the last time you gave your marriage a "tune up?"

You wouldn't let your car go years without checking under the hood, so why not give your marriage the same attention?

All couples argue from time to time. It’s how we argue that makes a difference in the outcome.

Disagreement is inevitable—especially in a marriage. But there are right and wrong ways to argue.

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