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Marriage Trust Builders

Most adults know someone who has experienced the pain and suffering resulting from marital trust being broken. Perhaps that someone is you, a member of your family, a friend, an acquaintance, or someone you have chosen to encourage and assist in some way as a result of broken trust in a marriage. Sadly, the problem is common and widespread.


When trust is broken in a marriage, it produces a unique set of emotions and factors that need to be addressed carefully and compassionately. It involves heartache on both sides and impacts many other people. It has far-reaching effects and long-lasting results. All these aspects need to be considered in the plan for care and growth.


In my counseling practice I see many marriages. Situations involving broken trust probably encompass more than half of them. Through the years, that has added up to hundreds of couples that I have worked with. The large majority of these couples have experienced healing and a renewed marriage because of God’s Word, His love, and His grace. The couples were willing to apply biblical instructions for restoration.


In working with these couples, I have not been able to find a resource that thoroughly engages couples and leads them through the journey of healing. The resources that I do know about often do not adequately address the heart issues, the practical matters, or the related biblical truths.


Needing a resource has resulted in my decision to write this book. This is not a perfect book, just as my counseling is not perfect. However, God is perfect, and He is the Wonderful Counselor. He loves every hurting person and marriage. The Bible is very relevant and practical. It provides the plan and solutions.


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Communication Connection

Communication in relationships is often considered one of the greatest positive areas of the relationship or one of the areas needing the greatest improvement. To the degree the communication is recognized as positive or negative is usually how the relationship is described.


This is especially true of marriage and family relationships. When couples go to counseling the most common presenting issue is for communication improvement. Communication is the key to how ideas and feelings are shared, problems are solved and how the marriage continues to grow in closeness.


Communication is also the strongest gauge for how spouses and family members feel like they are valued and can have a voice. Being listened to and cared for go together. Being able to express thoughts and feelings and have the confidence of mutual respect is vital in relationships.


Meaningful communication connects people together. In marriages and families, it provides unity and the sense of belonging. Positive communication builds trust and wellbeing. Strong good communication in marriages and families is an important foundation for deepening relationships and giving joy.


Communication Connection was written to enrich marriages and spread into families as well. Knowing how to communicate appropriately and learning how to grow in communication assures relationships of the continued commitment of love and grace. It gives hope to individuals and couples they can improve in their interactions.


In this book, many case studies are used as practical examples and applications of the principles taught. They each represent feelings, needs and desires of people in general. They engage the readers because every person can identify emotionally. Every case study and the people described are all fictional and are not true people or circumstances.


Communication Connection is a unique book on communication. It is different than other books on communication. It explores different aspects of communication, explains essential avenues of communicating, and invites understanding about the impacts of communication. It reflects years of my counseling couples how to communicate better.


Communication Connection teaches how to communicate in ways to inspire others, connect in conflicts, avoid destructive communication, to know useful tools and techniques and how to find answers for common questions. It also proclaims majestic and powerful communications from God that describe His awesome power and love for us. It shares how to know God personally.

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