This is Leah. Leah is in 3rd grade. Leah can communicate very effectively to her dad what she is thinking about him without even saying a word.
The conventional wisdom already makes clear that “communication is key” in a marriage, and it is. But I think a lot of spouses overlook the fact that communication is more than talking. In fact, sometimes our actions can say the opposite of our words.
You would probably never tell your spouse that you think they’re stupid, that they’re no fun to be around, that they’re not attractive, or that you don’t respect their interests or talents. Your actions, inattention, body language, sarcasm, criticism and absence can say all these things and worse. Give some thought today to what you’re saying to your spouse without words. How can you express without words that they are respected, admired, fun to be with, desired, valued and LOVED?