All Articles for Communication

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3 Steps to Offering a Good Apology

Saying “I’m sorry” is one of the most important phrases you can say in any relationship. But it’s also one of the hardest.
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6+ Questions to Ask When You’re Making...

Wondering which direction you should go with a big decision? Don’t overestimate your ability to mess up your life by taking a wrong turn! 6 Q's to help.
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Handling Conflict with Your Spouse

That Same Stupid Fight: Handling Conflict wi...

Conflict with your spouse is inevitable for all couples. Whoever got the idea into our heads that “marriage should be easy” probably wasn’t married.
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I Needed Her to Be More Than Just My Wife

Then I asked my wife a question that would change the nature of our relationship forever. I needed her to be more than someone who I did fun things with.
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7 Ideas to Get Your Husband to Talk to You

I don’t just want to connect with him just for me. I want to both know him and be known by him. I want my husband to join in our conversation too.
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Overcoming Communication Barriers With Your...

Communication in marriage is not easy. But the fight to communicate is worth the work. In the end, you’ll find a thriving marriage rooted in oneness, not division.
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5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage

Early in our marriage, these simple principles changed our hearts and transformed our relationship.
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5 Biggest Little Ways to Improve Your Marria...

A few small actions carry surprising power in building a lasting relationship.
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Shut Up and Listen

It was one of the biggest conflicts of our marriage. And as I sat there full of anger and self-righteousness, I knew that I hadn't handled it correctly.
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15 Ways to Refresh Your Marriage

No matter where your marriage is, it can always become stronger. Here are some ideas for those who want to shake things up a bit.
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Are You Listening?

Three communication tips based on wisdom gained from years (and years) of trial and error.
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Winning the War of Words

Getting to the heart of your communication struggles.
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10 Ideas: Workday Encouragement

Even simple acts of support can give your spouse the boost he or she needs during a busy work week.
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Conversation starters for husbands and wives

30 Ways to Start a Conversation With Your Sp...

A list to keep you talking with your spouse for a whole month.
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A Small Harbor of Reconnection

Just a five-second look helped connect my mom and dad during a frenzy of activity.
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Do You Really Need Your Spouse?

True partnerships are cemented by couples who frequently and specifically verbalize their need of one another.
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Q&A: Engaging an Unresponsive Spouse

Recognizing what is your responsibility and what you need to leave in God's hands.
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Reclaiming Date Night

Intentional sharing and meaningful time together are too important to the health of your marriage to be neglected.
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Bible verses to help improve communication

Scriptures to Help Guide You Through Your In...

Ten Bible verses to help family communication.
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Talking Through Difficult Issues

You can’t avoid the tough conversations in marriage, but you can conduct them in a way that will ultimately bring you closer to your spouse.
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The Bass I Found on the Bargain Rack

Using word pictures was the key to communication in our marriage.
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The Power of Words

One of the greatest challenges of marriage is how you speak to your spouse.
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Why It’s Important to Get Away With Yo...

When did you last have time to talk about the important things of life?
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Connecting With Your Spouse

Two tips for battling the “illusion of permanence” in your marriage relationship.
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Slaying the Phantom in Your Life

All of us have unattainable mental images of our roles in life, but there is a way to live free from their terror.
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10 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Husb...

This small exercise will keep your marriage sharp.
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Are You Married to Your Smartphone?

Technology is evolving so quickly that many of us are barely aware of how our changing behavior threatens our most important relationships.
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Clues your spouse isn't listening

4 Clues Your Spouse Isn’t Listening

Communication struggles need to be identified before they can be repaired.
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Just Tell Me What I Want to Hear

Even when it stings, I'm thankful for a husband who is straightforward.
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Open communication in marriage

The Number One Problem in Marriage

Open communication is essential to the life of a marriage relationship.
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