5 Great Points That Will Improve Your Communication In Marriage

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5 Great Points That Will Improve Your Communication In Marriage

-By Bisi Adewale

Communication can break or build a relationship. So many marriages are suffering today because of bad communication system between couples .But you can turn your marriage around by making use of these great communication secrets:

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how

ye ought to answer every man”. Colossians 4:6.

What the scripture is saying here is that your speech, your tongue, your voice must

Obey these 5 great points which I called the GRACE principle::


1.G – Golden rule: Speak to your spouse the way you want him/her to speak to you.

Mathew 7:12.

2.R- Respect: Respect each other as you talk. Eph. 5:33, Colossians 3:8.

3.A – Accommodate: Accommodate your spouse in your words. Avoid “solo

statements” like “My car, “My house”, “My money”, “If not for me”, “I am the

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head of this house”, ”My contribution in this house is bigger than yours”, “My

family will hear this”, etc. Rather use pluralistic words “We” “Us”, “Our” avoid

“Me”, “I”, “Mine”, “Myself”, etc.

4.C – Choice of time, tones and words: Talk at the right time and at the right place,

using the right words. Proverbs 15:23, 25:11.

5.E- Encouragement: “As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far

country”. Proverb 25:25.

Always speak to encourage your mate. Motivate him\her with words like “it is

well”, “it is possible”, “we will make it”, “we shall overcome”, “you will not die”,


Learn to speak the truth in love. No corrupt words must come out of your mouth.

Remember your words must be seasoned with SALT. It must be tasty and must

preserve life. It must edify and build your spouse. Your words must enhance

the self -esteem of your mate.

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“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is

good to the use of edifying, that it may minister GRACE unto hearers.

(Ephesians 4:29).


Your “TALKING” must involve the following:

? Openness– “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were

not ashamed.”

Genesis 2:25. Be open to your spouse; no secrecy, no “darkroom”.

? Love- Speak in love always. Ephesians 4:15.

? Truth- Speak the truth always do not lie.

? Speak Good things about your spouse– I value you. You are beautiful, I

love you. You are great, you have brilliant idea.

? Speak to edify

? Confess positive things.