Monday, October 10, 2005

Improve communication within your marriage

I have a difficult time recommending web-sites that deal with the topic of romance while still being family friendly. As you can imagine, most romance sites are not family friendly. Today, I have found a site I think can add to your marriage and your family. It is the Family Site at mormon.org.

As you may or may not know, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) is a big supporter of families. For this reason, they have provided this website as a public service. It is just what it appears to be. There will not be any missionaries knocking on your door as a result of looking at this website. Feel free to look to take a look.

A sample follows:

Improve communication within your marriage


Children need parents who are happy in their relationship. Good communication with your spouse contributes to a healthy family environment.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Keep problems private. When you need to discuss a serious concern with your spouse, do it “behind closed doors.”
  • Listen. Be patient and respectful while your spouse is speaking.
  • Learn to negotiate. Remember that different perspectives can strengthen your relationship. Be willing to compromise.
  • Keep talking. Openly discuss challenges and desires.
  • A soft answer turneth away wrath” (Proverbs 15:1). When voices are raised, problems become more complicated. A gentle response can bring peace.
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