On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Don’t let commitment lead to complacency, but to contentment, as you focus on what you hold in your hearts, not on what you hold in your hands.
“ The act of communicating;
transmission. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior; interpersonal rapport.”
“ Husbands…dwell with them
giving honor to the wife,
as to the weaker vessel,
and as being heirs together
of the grace of life,
that your prayers may not be hindered”
(1 Peter 3:7).
Terry Northcutt—Family Dynamics Institute:
Good communication in marriage:
is respectful. is quantitative. is a two-way street. probes for more insight. is honest.
“ Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Colossians 4:6).
“ But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).
“ Thoughtfulness for other people; kindness”
In 1 Corinthians 7:1-5,
Paul calls for consideration
from both the husband and the wife:
“… Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. ... Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer …”
“ Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife,
as also Christ is head of the church;
and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything”