When both facts and feelings are shared, life is shared. Deeper comprehension occurs. Bonding takes place. Communication begins to go deeper than words.
Couples who share their stories gradually move from childhood to adolescence to what happened at work today. They develop a habit of sharing their stories – and, therefore, their hearts – with each other.
Then, when there are difficulties (as there always are in life), their discussions can base in mutual understanding and respect rather than hostility and pain. Life does not become perfect, but they face it together rather than separately.
THOSE fifteen minutes a day could add fifteen or more years to your marriage. However, you have to make the time to do it, and then follow through.
Joe Beam founded LovePath International, an organization that provides marriage help to hurting couples. For information on Joe's workshop that can rescue your marriage, click here. You can follow Joe on Facebook and Twitter.