Saturday, August 9, 2008

What would you do if your spouse would not speak to you... for THREE YEARS?

I've heard it said that "Communication is the lifeblood of an organization." So it goes with marriage. The statement has been made to me before that finances are the number one reason couples divorce. Finances are not the problem, they are the symptom of a lack of authentic, productive communication.

If communication brings life, then silence is deadly. That's why this article about a couple who didn't speak to one another for THREE YEARS, even though they lived in the same house, blew me away. The wife says the breakthrough came when she stopped looking at her husbands faults, stopped trying to change him, and forgave him for everything he had done wrong in their marriage.

Reflecting on this story brought much gratitude for my wife and the institution of marriage.

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