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Day 195: CAN WE TALK?

April 24, 2020

The Journey of Preparation into Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God

 

 

Day 195: CAN WE TALK? 

 

Continuing the discussion on the “LORD IS THIS A SIGN OF MY FUTURE? (10 keys to ensure a forever kind of love) (Day 186)

 

Key #9

 

“It is remarkable, I ask him a question and he openly answers, even if he thinks it may be hard for me to hear. I feel closer to him now than we ever have been before”

 

Today’s Lesson: Communicate

 

The youngest couple of my married couples have sprung upon the most powerful gateway to intimacy imaginable, that all my other couples live by, and that is healthy honest communication. 

 

Good communication is the foundation of a strong and healthy love marriage. The absence of it is the simplest yet powerful bad habit that gets couples into trouble. Many marriages could be saved if spouses improved the ways they communicate with each other.

 

Healthy honest communication in a marriage is a place of vulnerability yes. Is a place of transparency, oh yes. Is a place a fearfulness, sometimes. Is a place were God is revealed in your love, all the time.

 

It is not a place to hurt or harm your lover. Neither a space to disrespect them, or embarrass them negatively.

 

On the journey of singleness, marriage and intimacy with God, healthy honest communication is needed for intimacy in all three of these relationships. As for you marriage there is no exception.

 

Ways happy long lasting love marriages build their communication:

 

  1. Be intentional about spending time together talking

  2. Use more “I” statements and less “You” statements

  3. Be specific

  4. Avoid mind reading

  5. Express negative feelings constructively

  6. Listen without being defensive

  7. Freely express positive feelings

  8. Give daily appreciations

  9. Practice mindfulness when your together

  10. Listen actively

  11. Run to the positive

  12. Embrace the power of the time out

  13.  Ask questions

  14.  Use physical contact, the good kind (hold hands, hug, make love, ect.)

 

So until tomorrow don’t be scared to say or hear the phrase #canwetalk, for it is the best question you can ever ask during your love story.

 

With Beautiful Love

Jacquelyn

 

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