4 Values that Foster Effective Marriage Communication

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Is it just me, or does navigating communication in marriage sometimes feel like being dropped into a foreign country with zero knowledge of the language?

Marriage is truly a collision of cultures, even if you and your spouse grew up in the same town.

Our families of origin, our life experiences, and our own unique wiring all impact our inner worlds, and we quickly learn in marriage that things we take for granted as “facts” or “common sense” are far more subjective than we once thought.

Conflicts stemming from communication in marriage are a universal experience, but there are four ways we can pursue more effective marriage communication:

  • Growing in understanding
  • Cultivating joy
  • Mutual vulnerability
  • Ongoing sanctification

Click here to read the full piece at Equipping Godly Women, which looks at each of these values in-depth to help us foster healthy, effective communication with our spouses.

Published by Ellie Hunja

Ellie is a mother of two (ages 7 & 3) who's on a journey to cultivate a life of purpose, authenticity, and joy. She writes about parenting, autism awareness, mental health, faith, racial justice, and more. She believes that empathy and vulnerability can change the world, and that there is ALWAYS room for dessert.

2 thoughts on “4 Values that Foster Effective Marriage Communication

    1. Thanks so much for reading, Alex! It’s SO hard. And it’s crazy because literally a day or two after I started really reflecting on my own hesitancy to let my husband be vulnerable, an opportunity came to do just that and it made SUCH a difference in that moment. Baby steps!!


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