For almost 20 years - "Dedicated to building stronger relationships" 

 

Seek first to understand


ALWAYS be respectful with your requests!

Communication cannot happen unless we understand what is being said
and what is meant by something that was expressed. 
If you are uncertain of what your family member has said or what they may have
meant by what they have
said, you need to get clarification.

HOW TO GET CLARIFICATION:

Start by setting the stage for a discussion.   

Calmness is the basis for any discussion to happen.  If emotions are running high, it is important
to stop the conversation for about 10 - 30
minutes and then come back together to finish the discussion.

3. The third step is for everyone to clearly understand that each person has the right to say,

"I do not understand, please help me understand."  This statement should
be said - without
hostility in a person's voice -  and with an earnest desire
to really understand the other
person's statement or perspective.   

It is unfair to make this request with a hidden agenda.  This type of inquiry
is for clarification
purposes only.

I Repeat - ALWAYS be respectful with your requests!

If you are experiencing problems in your marriage or relationships, ask yourself
"what is
MY attitude".

Remember - Putting Philippians 4:8 into practice will go a LONG way to help
improve in this situation.  

Finally Brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable 
- if anything is excellent
or 
praiseworthy -- think about such things.


 

 

Founders: Jeff & Ruth Titus
HIM, Inc was

Established in 1998 and continues to serve churches and the community. 

It is Jeff & Ruth's desire to help build stronger God Centered Families through marriage and family enrichment programs by offering: 

Marital Coaching, Enrichment Retreats, Seminars, 
Weekly Classes 
and as 
Inspirational
Speakers