Archive for Communication

Marriage and Communication Series: Why Money and Marriage Talk Cause Conflict

Money and Marriage Don’t Mix…Or Do They?

They Must in Order to Have a Great Marriage.

Tell Us About the Best Time to Discuss Money.

 

Marriage and Communication: Marriage and Money – #2 Money is Low

 Why Christian Women Have Marriage and Communication Problems:

2. Money is Low

When money is low, it’s almost as bad as having no money!

The key is to prayerfully do what you can to work with your husband and

use God’s wisdom with the money you have to deal with your debt problems!

 

Marriage and Communication Series: Why Money and Marriage Talk Causes Problems

Give Us Your Thoughts on Marriage and Money!

Watch this Video and Leave Your Comment.

Marriage and Communication: Marriage and Money – #1 I Have No Money

Why Christian Women Have Marriage and Communication Problems:

1. Lack of Money

Marriage and Money Can Affect Marriage Communication and Cause Marriage Problems.

It Can Be Very Difficult for Couples to Discuss Money, but It Must Be Done. As a Wife, You Can Do Your Part.

Watch This Video to Find Out How You Can Start Doing Your Part!

 

Marriage and Communication Series Introduction

Marriage and communication go hand in hand. Effective communication in marriage is the key to a strong, happy marriage. Here is a message from Tiffany Godfrey, the Committed Wife where she talks about some upcoming marriage tips. Leave your comment below and forward this link to other married women.

 

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Can You Learn About Marriage And Communication from A Beach Ball?

Last week, my husband, Dexter asked me a unique question: “What colors are on a beach ball”

A lot of colors came to mind as I wondered why Dexter asked me that question.

Then he said, “While you see one set of colors on the beach ball, I often see another set of colors on the other side of the ball.”

In other words, my husband and I often look at situations that occur in our marriage from different perspectives. While this can often cause conflict, effective communication is the key to navigating through the conflict and promoting a strong, happy, and successful marriage.

There are so many ways to communicate, and when you can learn to understand how your husband communicates and receives communication, you can put forth the effort to work on your marriage. While you can’t do everything to improve your marriage, you can definitely play a major part in helping to strengthen your marriage and/or mend the broken pieces.

With this I mind, do you think it is more important to listen or talk when communicating with your husband?

Marriage and Communication through Your Love Language

I’m  a firm believer that we cannot really have a strong marriage relationship with our husbands until we learn ourselves first.

I say this because if you don’t know yourself, your temperament  your strengths, and your weaknesses, you will put a lot of unnecessary pressure on your husband to fill a void that only God can fill.

I know because I did for many years.

As a youth, I was abused, rejected, and mistreated by many male peers who I thought loved or at least cared for me.  Because of this, I struggled with insecurity, anger, and bitterness towards men for a long time.  So by the time I got married, I kept looking for my husband Dexter to be everything to me and compensate for what others did to me in my past. Then when he didn’t do things the way I thought he should, I became angry with him.

All of this anger hindered me from really understanding how to receive love. Does this in any way sound like you?

Well, fast forward a few years into my marriage, and after spending time in prayer, fasting, and worship, I realized that it wasn’t just one person or one reason why I was so offended and angry with men. It was years and years of unresolved hurt and betrayal that I pushed to the back of my mind. No amount of education, no husband, and nothing else could heal me from the hurt. Only Jesus.

Well, after years of being in the company of the ultimate Counselor, (Jesus Christ), He showed me in time, that I had to receive His love first before I could receive my husband’s love in the proper way.

Jesus showed me how to receive His love with no strings attached.

With this being said, I eventually read a book called, “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. It was a great book and it showed me how I received love. My love language is physical touch. I feel loved when my husband holds me and kisses me. It helps me to feel safe. It took a little time for me to recognize this, but I realize now that I can receive love from God, from my husband, and others the proper way without any form of distrust.

What about you? Tell me your love language.

Marriage Conference in VA Beach!

Happy New Year!

Now is the time to invest in your marriage and get a jumpstart on everything the enemy will try to throw at your marriage relationship this year.

On Valentine’s Day Weekend, February 15-17, Family Life will host the Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you want to grow closer to your spouse, get more as a married person, or bring restoration, this is the event for you! The good news is, there is a deep discount of $75.00 per person when you register between January 13 – 27th. If you order before or after this date, you’ll still get a discount of $89.99. To get your discount, you must enter the Group Name: CommittedMarriage

Go ahead and sign up soon because seats are limited and your marriage is worth it!

To register,

Click here and enter the Group Name: CommittedMarriage

 

If you are not in the Virginia Beach, VA area,

but still want to attend this dynamic marriage conference,

Click here to find one in your area

You can still get the discounted price by entering the Group Name: CommittedMarriage

Banana Pudding: It’s the Little Things That Count!

I recently found myself falling in love all over again…with my husband!

Why?

I’ll start from the beginning. My husband, Dexter and I attended a family gathering a few weeks ago. I truly love and enjoy our family, so I after I ate lunch, I spent time talking and laughing with everyone before we left. A few minutes later, Dexter brought me some banana pudding. Yes, banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts that I rarely get a chance to eat, so when I do, I appreciate it, (especially when it’s cooked properly!)

But I was even more excited because my husband took time to think about me. I had no idea they were serving banana pudding, but Dexter knew I enjoyed banana pudding. And that was special to me.

This was a little thing, but it helped me to appreciate, admire, and rekindle my love for him…literally.

Today instead of complaining about what your husband is NOT doing or what he hasn’t given you, focus on the little things he has done in the last 7 days to make you feel special.

What is it for you? What is the “Little Thing” that makes you feel special and remind you of why you married your husband? A massage, a box of chocolates, a date, or even a kiss?

Share!

Marriage Counseling Session – Who’s Right and Who’s Wrong?

This couple is having some major problems: communication, sex, attention, and so much more. Can you identify with anything they’re talking about? Who’s wrong and who’s right? How can they make their marriage right again?