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Speaking from peace

March 19, 2012

Here’s a great idea…

In their publication, The Marriage Garden, H. Wallace Goddard and James P. Marshall say, “Speaking from peace is most likely to be productive in moving your relationship forward.”

In other words…

When we’re feeling angry, disappointed, hurt, and resentful, we are likely to say and do things that aren’t fair AND that hurt the relationship. When we are upset, it is good to calm ourselves before expressing ourselves. By breathing deeply and thinking peaceful thoughts, we prepare ourselves to share in a helpful way.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…

The next time you are upset with your partner, instead of attacking with angry accusations, take some time to calm down first. When you are feeling peaceful again, you can work together to build a stronger relationship.

To find out more…

about couple relationships, check out The Marriage Garden program at arfamilies.org, follow us at facebook.com/navigatinglife or contact your local county Extension agent.

2 Comments
  1. toni permalink
    March 23, 2012 7:40 am

    I love reading the articles posted on your web site they are very helpful in my relationship, how do I become part of the group and get daily communication from you guys.

  2. March 23, 2012 1:10 pm

    We are so glad you enjoy our posts! The emails usually only go out three times a week, but you can sign up for them at http://www.arfamilies.org/navigating Thank you for your interest in our program!

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