Communication is part of everyday life. Perhaps nothing else brings such a combination of joy and frustration than the way we communicate with each other. Here are some biblical guidelines to make your commutation more productive and effective.
Check Your Heart Attitude
"Consider others more important than yourself" (Philippians 2:3-5).
Let Love Be in Control
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It always protects, always trusts." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
This passage is not a test to apply to your spouse as a defense, but a reality check for your own heart.
Be an Epic Listener
"Don’t answer with your words or thoughts before you have listened completely" (Proverbs 18:13).
"Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry" (James 1:19).
"Work faithfully at being an expert, caring, and wise listener" (Proverbs 18:15).
"Don’t act as if or assume something is true without carefully verifying it first" (Proverbs 18:17).