Marriage Conversation Tips
- Remember how it was when you were dating.
- A woman has a profound need to engage in conversation about her concerns and interests with someone who—in her perception—cares deeply about her and for her.
- Men, if your job keeps you away from home overnight or for days on end, think about changing jobs.
- Get into the habit of spending fifteen hours each week alone with your spouse giving each other undivided attention.
- Remember, most women fall in love with men who have set aside time to exchange conversation with them. They stay in love with men who continue to meet those needs.
- Financial considerations should not interfere with time for conversation. If you don’t have the time to be alone to talk, your priorities are not arranged correctly.
- Never use conversation as a form of punishment (ridicule, name calling, swearing, or sarcasm). Conversation should be constructive, not destructive.
- Never use conversation to force your spouse to agree with your way of thinking. Respect your spouse’s feelings and opinions, especially when yours are different.
- Never use conversation to remind each other of past mistakes. Avoiding dwelling on present mistakes as well.
- Develop interest in each other’s favorite topics of conversation.
- Learn to balance your conversation. Avoid interrupting each other and try to give each other the same amount of time to talk.
- Use your conversation to inform, investigate, and understand each other.
This course was originally taught by Dr. Justin Imel, Sr. at Ohio Valley University.