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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 27, 2016

Description:

When you confront or express a frustration, there is a high potential for the other person to reverse the course of words right back onto you. That’s called boomerang communication. Words and emotions are invalidated and tension explodes on the scene. In this podcast we will discuss how to keep that form of communication from escalating.

Something to Think about:

 

  • When you respond to a confrontation with a quick retort, you indicate that your communication is driven by fear.
  • Once boomerang communication begins, so does an emotional power struggle.
  • While it may not feel natural to show understanding when you disagree, that can be a quick way to keep differences manageable.

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose it can be so easy to respond to a confrontation with a comment like: “Me? What about you?”

Dec 20, 2016

Description:

For a marriage to function at its best, each partner needs to be willing to look out for the other’s best interests. As couples operate with a team spirit, they demonstrate love in all sorts of small, but significant gestures. This podcast will identify seven distinct ways that servitude can be illustrated inside a marriage.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Servitude is not a duty but a privilege.
  • Servants understand that the other person has needs requiring  coordination inside the relationship.
  • Being an effective servant requires you to think from the other person’s perspective.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In what ways is your marriage strengthened when you and your partner willingly serve each other?

Dec 13, 2016

Description:

When laughter is absent from a home, it is usually a sign of trouble. Conversely, when family members can enjoy funny stories or events, many good things can result. Humor has a way of creating bonding and it also diminishes our tendencies toward stress, anger, and tension. In this podcast we will explore the good that can come from this trait.

Something to Think about:

 

  • As a general rule, when people laugh consistently they are actually less prone to physical disease.
  • Humor teaches humility...in a good way.
  • Humor allows others to see you as approachable and the result can be stronger relational bonds.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In your home, how does humor make a difference as you and your partner face life’s challenges?

Dec 6, 2016

Description:

Quite commonly your comments or questions can be met with an agitated response even when there is no good reason for the agitation. Sometimes individuals just assume a hostile stance in communication, and this can create immediate problems. In this segment, we will examine ways to keep hostility from popping out, especially when there are cleaner ways to interact.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Often argumentative responses are given when a simple informative response would be just fine.
  • Individuals may respond with hostility because they have been conditioned to believe trouble is just around the corner.
  • Rather than contributing to a hostile home atmosphere, you can choose objectivity as your first line of response.

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose some people react with quick agitation even when it is not necessary?

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