Let’s Talk: How Communication is Key to a Healthy Marriage

My wife Chelsea joins me to continue our series talking about marriage.

What is the primary cause of divorce? Most problems stem from bad communication.

We share our experience and advice for a healthy marriage with these four guidelines for communication:

  1. Agree to be honest with your words (Jas 5:12).
  2. Make time to talk about your day (1Co 1:10).
  3. Be careful with tone and body language (Col 4:6; Pro 16:24)
  4. Listen attentively (Pro 2:2)


Sources Referenced:

Number One Reason for Divorce.” Laws.com. Modified December 22, 2019.

Stacey A. Shannon. “8 Ways to improve communication in your marriage,” Families with Grace. August 6, 2020.


Further Research:

Willard F. Harley, Jr. His Needs, Her Needs: Building a Marriage That Lasts. Ada, MI: Revell, 2020.

Emerson Eggerichs, PhD. Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate’s Language. Nashville: Integrity Publishers, 2007.

Gary Chapman. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts (Reprint edition). Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 2015.

Mark Gungor. “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” (DVD set). MarkGungor.com.


Other episodes in this series:

How God Wrote our Love Story

Thinking Biblically About Marriage

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 1)

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 2)

What Does “One Flesh” in Marriage Mean?

Conflict Resolution in Marriage (part 1): Four Things You Should Never Do


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