Thereâ€™s more to effective communication than putting together and then practicing the right message. Picking the right time and place to convey it is also crucial. In a marriage, meaningful words bring life-giving water to the soil of a personâ€™s life. In fact, all loving relationships need the continual intake of the water of communication [...]
God has given you the ability to choose. Next to the gift of His Son Jesus, this is the most precious gift you possess. It’s what separates you from all other forms of life on this planet. Making choices allows you to tap into strengths you never thought you had and exercise the power to [...]
Studies have shown various stages of love such as—the delight of infatuation, the challenge of post-rapture, the excitement of discovery, or the blessings of connection. No matter what stage of love you are in the key to dealing with the inevitable changes inherent in each is to focus on creating a secure environment for your [...]
In full disclosure, both my wife and I use Facebook for our personal lives and our ministry along with my dad. Facebook has not proven to hurt or negatively impact our marriage, but I could not resist posting this very interesting study done in the United Kingdom: Facebook is bad for your marriage according to [...]
Watch and discover the one question you can ask that special person in your life to make sure they have the best Christmas ever!
Anger is a normal emotion. We experience it when we sense unfairness or injustice. Sometimes we experience it when we feel frustrated, deprived, or when we pass judgment on a situation as being worthy of an angry reaction. Sadly, some of us use anger as a tool to manipulate or intimidate another person into giving [...]
An article on communication I found helpful: Couples can use the language between them to make love or to make war. Sadly, verbal aggression can be a dangerous trigger to destructive exchanges or even physical violence. Effective communication techniques, on the other hand, help couples manage difficulties and anger in a way that is constructive [...]
The First Level Here, a couple simply tries to avoid each other and when they do speak, it is usually shallow conversation or exchanging clichÃ©s. They say things like: “How you doing?” “I’m fine.” “Please pass the salt.” At this level, there is little discussion about life or each other. The Second Level Here, the [...]
You’ve probably already practiced LUV Talk whether you realized it or not. Every time you pass through a drive-through window at your favorite fast-food restaurant, you’ve been engaged in LUV Talk. You place your order, then the drive-through attendant repeats your order back to you. Like the fast-food clerk repeats a customer’s order, a mate [...]
We like starting off chapters with a powerful illustration that brings home the point of the chapter in a way that only illustrations can.