Have you ever experienced a complete breakdown in communication in your marriage?
You say something; he completely interprets it in a different way. And not the good way.
My husband and I can tend to speak different languages.
After all we are very different.
But many times it isn’t our differences that cause us to fight. Rather it’s a blatant attack from the enemy in the area of communication.
The truth is….we are in a battle for our marriages every day.
The enemy wants nothing more than to destroy the very union that God has proclaimed holy and sacred.
There’s a lot at stake.
Not just our relationship as husband and wife, but the lives of our kids and ultimately the plan that God has for us together.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV
When my husband was in the military, he told me that the first thing the enemy goes for in a battle is the communication.
If the communication is cut, the soldiers are at a loss for what to do next….unless they had already established a plan.
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So what can we do to improve communication in marriage?
I believe our answer is found in the Book of James:
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 NLT
I’m sharing the rest of this post and three valuable tips to sure up communication in your marriage over at Courage Hope Love.
Nicole is finishing up a wonderful series on Spiritual Battles, which this post is a part of. I hope you’ll join me over there!
If you’d like more marriage resources, you can check out my series Building a Flourishing Marriage, where you’ll have access to free printables, posts and several other valuable resources.
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