PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE …part 2.
Text: Amos 3:3.
3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
In part 1, I raised a few point. Let me start by saying that some couples are living together, but they are far apart, through bad communication they have built a wall of demarcation between themselves. For you to enjoy your marriage there must be free atmosphere of communication. Disagreement on some issues and matters in the family can create a gap between the couples.
In every peaceful home one party let go for the other, but if as a wife or a husband you will always want your orders, decisions, wishes, to come true, you might probably be igniting fire in the home.
When there are clashes of wishes and decisions and one is not ready to let go for the other, disagreement becomes inevitable. It is important you know that if your home will be glorious both parties must take decisions in the interest of the family.
In a home where income generated is low, sometimes you have to take decisions on what to buy and what not to buy, sometimes you chose between paying children school fees or buying new clothes.
If you cannot communicate properly it will affect your finances, let me give examples you can relate with; if the wife wants the children to go to the most expensive school around not minding the ability to pay both in the short run and long run, and if the husband will always want to please his wife, you can be sure there will be crisis when there is financial downtime.
Wisdom is profitable to direct, Ecclesiastes 10:10, look at it in amplified version: If the ax is dull and the man does not whet the edge, he must put forth more strength; but wisdom helps him to succeed. Direction most times is influenced by Communication, how do I mean? What you discussed with time forms your thoughts while your thoughts will form your decision. The discussion in the home determines the direction the home is going. When couples reason well, talk well, discuss well they take good decisions which eventually gives them direction to success and prosperity.
Many homes are not doing well because the communication pattern is poor, they may not necessarily be fighting each other, but their progress is slow because they have not being communicating well. Let me help you with this illustration: if my family has a car, and I got a breakthrough that brought me good money, if my wife and I decide that the money should be invested either into business or property, such decisions will help my family, but if my wife insist that she wants her personal car, investment will have to wait till we get such a breakthrough next time.
Many homes are in trouble today because of the decisions they have taken in the past, and it always begin with how the husband and wife communicate, if they can’t agree on things that will move the family forward, there will be problem either in the short run or in the long run. I will continue in part 3. God bless you.
* Oh Lord, Let your wisdom guide my home.
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