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The Art of Active Listening

The Art of Active Listening

From The Rooted Marriage, Stonebriar’s online marriage ministry, David and Jamie Ake share another encouraging tip from researcher Dr. David Olson. Watch as they discuss the third ingredient for effective communication, active listening, and how this ingredient will strategically give each spouse a deeper level of understanding with their partner. For more resources and encouragement for your marriage, for more resources and encouragement for your marriage, visit stonebriar.org/marriage.

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  • David Ake is Associate Pastor of Marriage Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church. David and his wife, Jamie, have been married for sixteen years, and David is still trying to figure out how Jamie fell in love with him. They have two daughters who have to hear all the time about how much Mom and Dad are in love. (They roll their eyes a lot.) Jamie and David fight, hug, laugh, and kiss a lot in front of their kids, and they love how their kids ask them to leave on dates so that they can have their own “me time.” They pray a lot for the men who will show up at their door someday to take their own girls out on a date.