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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 20, 2016

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There is no denying that denial is a major problem in marital communication. Denial is a defense mechanism indicating fear and insecurity. It leaves others feeling invalidated and dismissed, and the net result is stagnation in personal growth. To eliminate denial, begin with the realization that there is much that could be gained by receiving input. Listening (as opposed to invalidating) can help you grow.


Something to Think about:

  • Every person interprets events differently, meaning you can learn from others’ input.
  • Secure people can handle less-than-flattering input.
  • You can’t improve as a person if you begin with the assumption there is nothing left to learn.


Let’s Talk Question:

In what circumstances is denial most common in your home? How does denial impact the overall home atmosphere?

Sep 20, 2016

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More than just an emotion of physical isolation, loneliness represents the sensation of feeling disconnected and misunderstood. When you are agitated, when conflicts are adversarial, when you struggle with sexual issues, loneliness is in the root system. By learning to respond cleanly to the sensation of disconnection, you will be able to move forward toward relationship healthiness.

Something to Think about:

  • Chronic annoyance indicates a feeling of being misunderstood, disconnected.
  • Sometimes loneliness is self-inflicted, as when you choose not to be proactive in reaching out to others.
  • Minimizing lonely feelings often requires adjustments in expectation.

Let’s Talk Question:

What are some of the signals within your primary relationships indicating emotional disconnect? How can you keep lonely feelings from defining those relationships?

Sep 6, 2016

Description:

Each of us is exposed to cursing, and you may be one of those who frequently communicates with crass words leading the way. Rather than seeing swear words as harmless, it can be challenging to look more fully into the habit of cursing  to determine what you are attempting to accomplish via word choice.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Quite commonly cursing reflects a pessimistic view of the world in general.
  • Even if cursing seems harmless, why not choose to err in the direction of common decency.
  • Cursing rarely accomplishes the goal of affirming.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose some people balk at the suggestion of curtailing curse words?

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