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Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns

Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns

Author:Jim Burns
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Published: 2010-06-30T16:00:00+00:00


BECOMING A BETTER COMMUNICATOR WITH YOUR SPOUSE

QUESTIONS FOR ME

1. What can I do to be a more effective communicator with my spouse?

2. What communication skill from the list below do I most need to work on?

showing empathy

being a good listener

expressing my expectations

scheduling communication times

problem-solving

3. What would be a good first step to take in this one area?

QUESTIONS FOR US

1. In what one area of communication do we find that we are not doing as well as we once did?

2. Are there any times of communication we need to schedule in order to enhance our relationship? What would we need to deal with? What is a good day and time to do it?

HEART-TO-HEART HOMEWORK THE PROBLEM-SOLVING PLAN

Using “The Problem-Solving Plan” in this chapter, take some time to identify a problem that you are having as a couple and try to create a workable solution for it. If you need to reread this portion of the chapter, it is found on pages 98-99. Make sure to handle only one problem at a time.

1. What is the real problem?

2. What are possible solutions?

3. This is the plan of action we have selected.

4. Here’s how we will establish and enforce accountability.

5. Here’s how and when we will evaluate how we are doing with this specific problem.



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