In today's episode, Sarah Molitor and I discuss her new book, "Well Said." She opens up about her unhealthy patterns of communication in her marriage and how damaging it was to her relationship. She spoke words that were unkind and untrue to make herself feel better about where she was at.
Sarah talks about how words are the symptom. She shares her 'aha' moment when close people in her life approached her with love to point out the areas for growth in her communication patterns, and how their boldness and honesty helped to change her marriage as well as the way she spoke within her marriage.
We discuss the damage of unresolved conflict and how we vent the mess in our hearts through our words. Sarah shares practical tips to step back and make changes to your communication in marriage, like seeking humility, asking for forgiveness, and limiting your 'mean words' or 'cold words,' rather than justifying the words that tear down.
Communication is everything. Are you communicating well and wisely in your marriage?
Remember: words are the symptom; the heart is the problem. Are we doing the hard work?
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