Welcome dear friends to another exciting edition of “courtship after marriage”. In the last edition, we established that marriage could be a platform where the love relationship between the husband and wife can be deeply satisfying and long lasting.
In keeping, love alive in your marriage.
- Build a foundation of trust through communication. Trust is earned and that is why couples need to talk all the time. They need to talk and keep talking. Where there is absence of open communication, assumptions comes up and this can hurt the marriage. Communication between partners must be free and truthful. Ephesians 4:15a says “But speaking the truth in love…”
Communication in marriage is a major requirement to build a healthy and trusting relationship. Words are important in communication. The words used in expressing feelings, thoughts and opinions must be right to make communication effective. The home atmosphere is created by words. So watch what you say. Ephesians 4:29 says “ let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”.
Nevertheless, communication is not just verbal. It includes non-verbal expressions such as body language, eye contact, facial expression, posture, gesture and tone of the voice. All these can have impact on marital communication. A marriage without communication is like a graveyard.