#86: Why Spouses Don’t Listen and What You Can Do About It (Podcast)

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We all wish marriage communication was like a proverbial walk in the park. Oftentimes though, it’s more like a blindfolded sprint through the middle of the jungle! Emotions run high and feelings get hurt. And so we’re left wondering if healthy marriage communication is even possible. Well, Susan and I are here to tell you that it is! It simply means implementing effective listening in these 5 ways: with our ears, our eyes, our minds, our mouths, and our hearts.

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Discussion Recap

5 Keys to Effective Listening in Marriage

  1. Listen with your Ears
  2. Listen with your Eyes
  3. Listen with your Mind
  4. Listen with your Mouth
  5. Listen with your Heart

Episode Resources 

Why Couples Remember Things Differently

Family Leadership: The Gift of Listening

How to Talk Through Tough Topics with Your Spouse

Parenting as a Good Listener

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