Validating communication

You also are open to sharing your fears and inadequacies.Communicating all these issues in a Christlike manner is one way couples connect and strengthen the relationship. Ashton (1915–1994) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, taught, “Communication is more than a sharing of words.Superficial communication can supplant deep and meaningful conversations.If couples tiptoe around deeper issues that should be discussed, they will never learn to resolve conflict or connect with each other.Couples bond as they discuss things that matter—not things that don’t.

Communication that falls in the superficial level is informative and nonconfrontational, and it involves a low level of risk.Almost every relationship will thrive if there is a healthy dose of validation.Validation begins with paying attention to what your spouse is saying and includes expressing ideas and thoughts that are edifying and healing.Thanks for helping us achieve our mission of helping people learn how to do anything.

As a marriage and family counselor, I often visit with couples to help them repair or strengthen their relationships.

I have learned over the years that healthy communication affects both the heart and the mind.