Effective Communication- Your life, and your wife,depends upon it.
Firefighters, a key element in LODD’s is the breakdown of communication. In marriage, you can expect the same breakdown in your relationship if you fail to communicate effectively.
“Firefighting is just like being married, if you don’t Communicate things are going south quick.” Chief Davis
We have to prepare the message, transmit it well, and insure it’s received as intended.
How do we do this?
Pause, think, transmit:
In marriage, one must take the time to think about what they are about to say. Careless words without thoughtful preparation are sure to cause harm.
Careless words can cause your spouse to have to put far more effort into understanding the message then you spent sending it.
James 3:5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
If they are the love of our life, then shouldn’t we spend more time formulating our words to them?
Our words can hurt or heal. They can affirm or alienate, and they can either encourage or erode our relationship.
Spend a few extra moments thinking about your words because they have an amazing impact on the hearts of those we love.
Words matter, choose wisely.