Introduction

Communication—the key to relationship is a four part series designed for people who are looking to become better communicators. The series highlights four areas that we need to give attention to if we are to have/and or maintain healthy relationships with each other.

These four areas include Relational Communication, Unhealthy Relationships, Intimacy in Marriage, and Roadblocks to healthy relationships.

Good Communication is critical to all relationships and is important in all areas of life involving our friendships as well as our marriages.

Where there is no communication love breaks down and people begin to distance themselves from each other. Communication is a key ingredient when connecting with another person on a relational/emotional level. When there is a lack of communication there is also a decline in true intimacy.

Unhealthy Relationships breed further unhealthy relationships. Unless we can stop the cycle from reoccurring again we will continue to stay stuck in a pattern of unhealthiness. If we are trying to change for the better but those around us are choosing to not change, eventually their actions and choices will affect us as well

Intimacy in Marriage is not just about sex.  True intimacy has many parts. . . openness, honesty, trust, unconditional love, and listening just to mention a few. The loss of any one of these can have an impact on the level of intimacy maintained in any marriage. With the loss of more than one the odds get even worse.

Marriage is a special union between men and women designed by God.  Matthew  chapter 19 verses 4-6 says, “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

Roadblocks to healthy relationships are obstacles that usually involve unresolved heart issues and affect how two people relate to each other.  We can be blinded by what the real issues are or we may think we know what the issues are but refuse to deal with them.  Either way dealing with these heart issues will involve working through areas of conflict, sin, and wounded-ness if relationship is to be restored.