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Copyright 2004 Lee Williams
Communication
  Introduction
Discovery
Education
Application
Supplemental
Resources

Problem-Solving

Religious Differences

Meaning of Marriage

Spiritual Bond

Religious Affiliation

Children

Acceptance

 

 

 

 

Communication: Opening the Door to Understanding

Discovery


Step One :
Each of you should complete the following inventory to assess the quality of your communication with one another. Please complete your inventory without consulting with your partner.

Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements:

Step Two:
Compare your answers to those of your partner. Are there any items where you and your partner answered much differently? Share with one another why you answered the way that you did, particularly on items where you and your partner answered differently.

Step Three:
Agreement with statements 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 reflects good communication skills, while disagreement reflects a possible area in which to develop better communication skills. Disagreement with statements 3, 4, 9, and 10 also reflects good communication skills, while agreement with these items reflects potential areas of concern. Use the inventory as a guide to identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement in terms of your communication skills.

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