What I am about to share with you in this article, I believe, will help strengthen your relationship with your partner. The importance of communication in a relationship cannot be overemphasized. Communication is to a relationship what blood is to the human body. The sign that a relationship is dying is the inability to sustain quality communication. Couples who have quality communication, become closer. This applies even in your relationship with God, with your children, or in the Church.
Here are some tips to consider:
- Speak words of Affirmation
Women are people in need of affirmation. They are the weaker vessel and they need to be in a sense of security. This is why it is important for the man to always tell his wife how much he loves her. As a woman, you too should never be tired of telling your partner how much you love him. When the children see how much the parents love each other and how they verbally express it, it creates a sense of security in the home.
2. Spend quality time together
Quality time is not necessarily quantity time. You need to have a time when both of you just focus on each other. This is not about sexuality now but about just being together, not necessarily talking about something. It may be for a long time as well as it may not.
3. Give Quality Gifts
Love is expressed by giving quality gifts. Quality gifts are given by both the wife and the husband. You need to find things that your spouse loves. Pay attention to the things they pay attention to when you go out and you can later surprise them with those things. It is important you understand that gifts do not only refer to things; giving our time is one of the most important ways of communicating love.
4. Physical touch
Non-sexual touches are to be learnt. Nonsexual touch to express love stimulates neurons in your brain responsible for memory. Learn, for example, how to massage the feet of your spouse. Every time you pick up your child, embrace them and express your love them, those moments are being stored in your memory and theirs as well.
Under grace, service is voluntary and a privilege. Husbands need to understand that when the wife serves, it is a privilege and not a right; likewise when the husband serves.
In all communications between spouses, you need to learn to forgive and forget for everything. Forgiveness is essential for the survival of your marriage. I find it very interesting that many people can speak more politely to an outsider than an insider. The Word of God teaches us that Sarah called Abraham her lord and because of this, she is worthy of commendation. Sarah called Abraham her lord with sincerity from her heart. Speak frankly about issues and do not be hypocritical. Speak frankly but speak the truth in love. Truth without love is destructive; love without truth is deceptive. You need to learn three miraculous words: ‘I am Sorry’. This can solve all the quarrels. It is a sign of humility and the ability to acknowledge your faults.