Keys to having good communication

images“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver “.Proverbs 25:11.

Good communication is said to be a lifeline to the health of a good marriage. It’s pretty obvious to all who are wise, that there are good ways we can communicate with each other in word and deed, and harmful ways.

Just as there are things that hinder good communication, so also there are things that enhance it. Good communication causes a marriage to blossom and fulfill its purpose. Here are some keys to enhance your communication.

Develop interest in what your spouse likes to talk about: Research has shown that introverts can be considered to be garrulous when we discuss their favorite subjects. Certain subjects of interest often make the reticent spouse

to become a talkative.

Balance your discussion; Give your spouse an equal amount of time to speak and do not interrupt them. Monopolizing a discussion creates an undesirable habit (silence) in a spouse. Be sensitive to each other’s right to speak. This ensures the flow of good conversation.

Let your communication be an avenue for empowerment; Marital conversations create emotional closeness. What you discuss have a great influence on the intimacy of your relationship. Superficial relationships are as a result of discussions that hinder the ability to understand and adjust to each other. Satisfying and rewarding marriages are as a result of time spent on informing, investigating and understanding each other. Understand each others’ motivation in life, personal feelings and attitudes, interest and activities.

Quality time: Give each other undivided attention when communicating. Do not let anything distract you. Focus on each other.

Written by Dr. Godwin & Blessing ude


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