You already know the answer to this one: If you hear nine positive comments of affirmation and one negative comment about you, which are you more likely to think about? That’s right…the negative.
Several years ago we went on a cruise with some other family members. It was idyllic with the sea breezes, fun excursions at various ports-of-call, and time to focus on relationships.
When our children were young, they would invariably show their dark side and cause some infraction toward one another.
When we were dating we had a kissing contest with another couple who is now on the board of Build Your Marriage.
Have you ever said something and had your spouse totally misunderstand what you were trying to say? And then they responded based on what they THINK they heard, but it was all wrong?
In order to build your marriage, you must be committed to being intentional. A good marriage doesn’t just happen over time, it is cultivated.
It was St. Francis of Assisi who prayed, “Grant that I may not so much seek to be understood, as to understand….” This simple prayer and perspective would prevent a majority of conflicts in marriage.
Do you want to communicate but can’t? Is it tough to connect and get into their heart? Do these communication scenarios sound familiar? “I just can’t seem to get through!
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