Good (healthy) communication is a key ingredient to any long-lasting relationship, especially marriage. We need to be certain that we are doing our best to communicate with our spouse. Communication is more that talking and listening. Communication is the transfer of information, ideas, and emotion. Real communication takes effort if we are going to understand … Continue reading Communication is Key
Is there a secret to a long marriage? Is there one thing that is most important? The short answer is "No." However, there are a few things that every marriage needs to work out. One that is a priority is communication. Most of us know how to talk. Most of us can hear. The exception … Continue reading More on Marriage
Just this past week, Amy and I both read Dr. Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Many people are recommending this book, and now I understand why. In our 22 years of marriage (08.12.1989 to the present) some of our friends' marriages struggled to live in love and … Continue reading Have You Told Them You Love Them?
Sometimes, someone will say something that has more than one meaning and may have more than one effect. I am not necessarily talking about politics, but many politicians seems to be masters of "double speak." I have in mind what we say to others and the meaning behind our words. Yesterday afternoon, after the Junior … Continue reading How did you mean that?