Marriage Communication Guideline #6

Don’t respond in anger, use respectful and appropriate answers.

Marriage Communication Guideline #5

Don’t get involved in arguments.  Talking without them is possible.

Marriage Communication Guideline #4

Do not use silence to frustrate the other person.  Explain why you are hesitant to talk at the current time.

Marriage Communication Guideline #3

Speak the truth in love always.  Do not exaggerate or use words like “you always” or “you never.”

Marriage Communication Guideline #2

Be slow to speak.  Think first and don’t be hasty with your words.  Attempt to speak in a way that the other person can understand and accept what you say.

 

Marriage Communication Guideline #1

Be ready to listen.  Don’t answer until the other person has finished talking.  Making faces, making sounds or rolling your eyes won’t help either.