A thriving marriage requires two spouses who are good at giving apologies that reflect personal responsibility.
Before you can begin to talk over the conflict like reasonable, loving adults, you have to pry your closed hearts open again.
Using “soul words” helps develop a greater awareness of your inner experiences. And once you begin the awareness process, you will be amazed at how thoughts, feelings and reactions become clearer to you.
Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19 You’ve heard the age-old relationship advise “communication is key,” or the saying “conflict in marriage is inevitable.” While these statements are true, they do not show the full picture. Communication is not the “good one” while conflict is the “bad …
Someone just “pushed your buttons” and you’re ready to push back. That’s the Reactive Cycle. But is there a better way to handle conflict?
Running a business, just like marriage, requires humility, wisdom, and compromise. Marriage and business are not the place to unconsciously expect to always get my way.
Relationships are like a dance. Communication takes effort, but with practice, each of us can be a safe place for our loved one’s tender needs.
Insidious, overwhelm is the urgent that competes with – and often wins – in the daily war between the important and the urgent.
As a couple, decide on your boundary lines. How can you respect one another when issues arise and you don’t agree?
Couples who have stood the test of time have developed relationship glue — big and small acts of kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness extended to one another on a consistent basis.