The quality of our relationships often depends on the quality of our communication. In today’s episode, we are going to dig into one specific, simple, straightforward action step that will bless and build up your relationships.
This action step will improve your communication without much effort, but with huge results! You’ll build more emotional connection with your husband and kids. Your family will be encouraged (and you will be too). Your home will be a more positive, peaceful, grace-filled atmosphere.
Ready to learn about this one action step? Don’t worry, I’ll give plenty of examples and you’ll walk away ready to try this strategy today! Hit play and check it out, friend.
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Episode Show Notes
I know what you’re thinking… So what is it, Jess??? What’s the big action step that will impact so many of my relationships?
Here’s my tip:
- Give 5 positive pieces of feedback for every 1 negative.
Yep. That’s it.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you are counting in every conversation. But overall, you want the tone of your relationship to be focused on the positive. You want to be giving genuine compliments, catching people doing awesome things, commenting on their wonderful qualities, and sharing positive comments about your life together.
In marriage therapy, this is known as the “emotional bank account.”
Check out the full episode for some helpful examples and to think through how YOU can apply this communication tip into your relationships today!
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As a disclaimer: I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.