Communication Advice for Husbands and Wives

Couple talking

We are now being encouraged to practice ‘social distancing’ and avoid gathering in large groups to stop the spread of Coronavirus.  But there is one person you should never practice ‘social distancing’ with – your spouse.

Over the coming weeks and months, you are likely to be spending more time with your spouse than normal.  Perhaps you are both also now working from home together and in each others company 24/7.

In China, where families were forced into lockdown recently, there has been a sad outcome – a spike in divorce filings.  Don’t let this happen to your marriage.

In this two part Focus on the Family podcast (video and audio below), you’ll learn how to properly communicate with your spouse to help you navigate this uncertain time as ‘one flesh’, not two separate adults stuck under the same roof fighting.

Dr. David Clarke explains why men often clam up during deep conversations, and why a woman’s typical strategy to act as a crowbar and pry him open almost always fails.

He will help you work toward healthy communication in your marriage, so this period of lockdown will be a time for strengthening your marriage – not destroying it.

Part 1

Focus on the Family provides relevant, practical support to help families thrive in every stage of life.  Listen to their daily radio show weekdays on Vision. Find your local times here.

More from Focus on The Family

Joni Eareckson Tada – Messenger For Life

A powerful pro-life message about protecting pre-born babies, the elderly, and those with special needs.

Getting Rid of Clutter in Your Home

Your home should be a place of comfort and peace, but instead, you find yourself overwhelmed with clutter.

Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men

This Focus on the Family podcast focuses on natural conflict and distancing that will occur between mother and son as he matures.

Answering Your Child’s Tough Faith Questions

Are you prepared to answer your kids’ tough questions about faith, God, and the Bible?

Featured image via



The Word for Today



An Update on Vision from Our CEO

So far, 2020 has been a massive year for Vision. Insecurity, uncertainty, and fear can lead people to guard their resources carefully…

The Power of Online Church

When Jeff Vines’ church hired an online pastor in 2011, he was initially skeptical, but his attitude has now completely changed.


Donate to vision

Over 80% of our income is from the freewill gifts of wonderful people just like you.
So thank you for helping. Your generous support is 'Connecting Faith to Life'.