Drive Through Listening

Have you ever been hurrying to get to the next thing and realized you hadn't eaten lunch? You locate the nearest fast food restaurant, pull in to drive through lane and quickly place your order. You start to drive around to the window and the guy suddenly begins to slowly repeat back to you every word you said. You really don't have the time to listen, but it is his job to be certain of what he heard before he can place your order.

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A Look Can Say So Much

What does the look on your face typically communicate to others? Did you know research has shown that it typically takes less than one second for a person to make a judgment based solely on what they perceive in the facial expressions of the other person? Many conflicts occur in our marriages today because the message projected from the look on our face doesn't align with our intentions.

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Preparing Your Response

MRI imaging supports the notion that when we hear information that triggers our emotions, we tend to quickly conclude the other person’s intentions and motivations based on how we feel. Regarding marriage, these emotions also serve as filters that enable us to prepare our responses long before our spouse stops talking.


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