Topic: Healthy Communication

“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” – Philemon 6

In recent happenings of several separations, divorces, breakups, and broken homes, I discovered that the root of these is lack of effective communication. Majority of times, this bridge in communication did not start after the marriage, but before the couples were even joined in matrimony.

Communication is very vital in marriage; in fact, it is the life line of every successful relationship. Marriage without effective communication can never work. A wise man once said, “If you talk together, you stay together.” God made marriage for the man and woman to find fulfilment, and this comes when the communication line between them is healthy.

In marriage, communication means to communion, which means to share thoughts, ideas and feelings with one other. That involves speaking together as close friends. This is a major component that makes oneness possible. The better you two communicate, the closer you become.

One way to maintain an open line of communication in your family is to maintain an attitude of openness; hiding nothing from your spouse. In doing this, you must prove to be trustworthy, because you can only be open to/ with someone you trust. You must not use the information given to you by your spouse against him or her.

Also, effective communication exists upon good understanding. This enables you to tell the mood, voice tone and general non-verbal communication skill of your spouse. With this, less friction is bound to occur.

The most effective communication in your marriage though, will be that had after you have spent time in prayer. I see your marriage taking a new turn this day in the name of Jesus!

Remain blessed!

Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.


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