Coaching Moments with Life Coach Babs – Presenting the Series “12 Keys For A Successful Marriage”

March’s key for a successful marriage is COMMUNICATION

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March’s Key: COMMUNICATION

Effective communication is, simply put, successfully exchanging information between two or more individuals.

In order to effectively communicate, we must listen intently in order to get an understanding of what is being said; take your turn in the conversation and do not monopolize the entire conversation.

Remember, timing is everything. Never try to have a deep conversation with your spouse when he or she is not completely present in the moment.

What does effective communication look like in a marriage?

  • Always speak to your spouse with dignity and respect
  • When communicating with your spouse, speak with a gentle tone and say it with kindness
  • Have a smile in your voice and love in your heart
  • Learn to use patience when communicating with your spouse
  • Never have a competitive spirit – this will only lead to frustration and anger
  • Remove all distractions so that your spouse may have your undivided attention

What does the Bible say about communication?

“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”

~Matthew 5:37(KJV)

In other words, say what you mean and mean what you say. If you make a promise or commitment to your spouse, be careful to follow through. As Steve Forbes said, “A promise made should be a promise kept.”

The Bible also admonishes us to:

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

~Ephesians 4:29(KJV)

There should never be a time when a husband or wife use harsh swear words when communicating with his or her spouse. Instead our words should be soft and should edify, encourage, and build up each other. I know this is not always an easy task; however, it is achievable, with patience, longsuffering, and much prayer.

Furthermore, the Bible teaches us:

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

~ Proverbs 4:7(KJV)

Once an understanding is reached, any dispute or conflict in your relationship can be easily assessed and resolved.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed these Coaching moments with Life Coach Babs.

And remember, God will not judge us on how we are treated; but He will judge us on how we treat others.

March’s Key: COMMUNICATION

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