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Dialogue Guidelines

Obstacles to Great Dialogue

Obstacles to Great Dialogue

What is it that keeps you from committing to spending the valuable 10 and 10 time to enhance your relationship every day? Are you willing to change?

 

Dialogue: A Time for Us

Dialogue: A Time for Us

How are you using your dialogue to improve your relationship? Have you become complacent in your choice of questions? If you are not dialoguing daily, how would reinstituting the habit improve your relationship?

 

Why Dialogue?

Why Dialogue?

On the Weekend it may seem that Dialogue is the answer to opening our communication, but then after a while it seems to lose effectiveness. People doubt if they are dialoguing right then sometimes in desperation ask the question – why dialogue?

 

Dialogue – The Heart of Celibate Spirituality

Dialogue – The Heart of Celibate Spirituality

Dialoguing priests state "We are convinced that dialogue fits close to the heart (where else?) of celibate spirituality. We can claim it for our own. It fits us. So maybe it's time we spoke up for dialogue and what we have to say for dialogue may also apply to couples."

 

National Dialogue Day 10/10/2006

DIALOGUE - What we have here, is a success in communication.

 

Dialogue, A Tender Trap?

Dialogue, A Tender Trap?

Daily dialogue is a goal suggested on the Weekend. We must remember the purpose is not just to dialogue daily but to use our dialogue to build our intimacy.

 

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

“Vacation shouldn't mean a vacation from dialogue. Quite to the contrary, vacation and dialogue go hand in hand.” Read on for suggested questions and memorable places for dialogue.

 

Keeping Our Relationship a Priority

Writing a daily love letter is as important to the priests as it is for couples. See why as you read this letter from a priest.

 

Hooked on a Feeling

Hooked on a Feeling

What is so important about sharing feelings? We have to be able to share our feelings in these (disagreement) areas-find a non-threatening meeting ground where we can't argue, where we can find a bridge to reach each other and enjoy each other without getting defensive about who's right or who's wrong. That, for us, is feelings.

 

Impact of Dialogue on My Relationships

Did you ever wonder how a priest dialogues daily if he does not have a dialogue partner? Read this letter for insight and helpful suggestion about learning about yourself as you write your daily dialogue.

 

Risk To Trust

Risking to trust is sharing your true feelings in your dialogue. Have you ever considered whom you would trust to retrieve those love letters from your home should something happen to you?

 

Beyond Understanding – To Unity (While We Can)

Beyond Understanding – To Unity (While We Can)

Are you looking for more depth in your dialogue? It takes time and real effort to seek unity in dialogue but it is like the view from the top of the mountain when you achieve this goal.

 

The First Dialoguers

The First Dialoguers

"Every day when your grandfather would come home from work we would go to our room and spend a half hour talking together. Our sacrament is funded by daily love."

 

Family Dialogue

Family Dialogue

Family dialogue is a great way to keep communications open, honest and accepting.

 

One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

"We decided that Sunday, fourteen years ago, that we would dialogue on Monday. After that we would see how we could work it out, one day at a time."

 

The Challenge to WEDS

The Challenge to WEDS

Looking for encouragement to maintain your daily dialogue? How about a good old American challenge?

 

Deeper Dialogue

Deeper Dialogue

Have you ever finished a dialogue and wanted more? Deeper Dialogue lets you do something about your needs while reminding you that being present and sharing your feelings is paramount.

 

Section 2 Challenge: Dialogue On Your Sexual Relationship

Our sexual relationship includes how we talk to and about each other, the way we look at each other, how playful we are and so much more. Dialogue can help us focus on this vital part of our relationship.

 

The Pact

The Pact

Occasional dialoguers help each other become committed daily dialoguers. Are you up to the challenge?

 

Family Dialogue

Family Dialogue

The author of this article gives her perspective of family dialogue from her view as a ten year old.

 

What Do You Mean, "Re-Evaluate"?

What Do You Mean, "Re-Evaluate"?

Sometimes the "RE" in re-evaluate gets lost as we discover new parts of our lives we had difficulty discussing before we learned to tenderize ourselves with the tool of dialogue.

 

How Do We Enrich the “Dialogue” Part of Our Dialogue?

How Do We Enrich the “Dialogue” Part of Our Dialogue?

What to say to explore your spouses feeling even if your the dialogue letters describe the same feeling.

 

Dialogue For Life – Stop Playing Games

Dialogue For Life – Stop Playing Games

Want more from your dialogue? Ever wondered, "Why am I doing this, what am I really gaining?" This article, including the dialogue questions at the end, has some very helpful suggestions for improving your dialogue and enriching your relationship.

 

Back To Dialogue Basics

Back To Dialogue Basics

If your dialogues seem a little dull these suggestions might help you add some desirable shine.

 

Turn Dialogue Blah's into Dialogue Aha's

Turn Dialogue Blah's into Dialogue Aha's

Just in time!  A Spring house cleaning to enliven your daily dialogue. These are some really good suggestions for putting life into sleepy dialogues.

 

What is the Value of Sharing Dialogue with Another Couple?

What is the Value of Sharing Dialogue with Another Couple?

Find out why you might want to find another couple to share Dialogue.

 

Breaking the 3 Minute Dialogue Barrier

Breaking the 3 Minute Dialogue Barrier

If you want to bring excellence into your dialogue, learn to listen with your heart, like a lover.

 

Continuing to Dialogue Even When It Doesn't Seem to Get Us Anywhere

What do you do when your daily dialogue seems to lack life?  Have you used the fifth tool offered on the Weekend to Keep Your Relationship Alive - re-evaluation?

 

What if Our Feelings are Usually the Same?

Some things seem to never change. One of the most often asked questions about dialogue is what if our feelings are both the same most of the time?

 

Give Scripture Dialogue a Try

Here is a dialogue suggestion to consider for Lent, which begins February 9, 2005.

 

Time for Dialogue Feedback

Suggestions for dialoguing about our feelings related to our dialogues. This article from the Spring 1998 Matrimony offers a good way to reevaluate our dialogues.

 

Dialogue Isn't For Problem Solving

Probably the most often asked question about dialogue is "How do we use dialogue to solve problems?" Here are some suggestions for how to bring up those "touchy" subjects in a way that will open honest, loving communications.

 

5000 Decisions to Love

HOOK: On our Weekend we promised we would dialogue daily, then we missed a day, then a week, then we dialogued only once a month. When we realized how our relationship was affected we made a commitment. We have now dialogued daily for over 5000 days.

 

Los Angeles-East Dialogue Challenge

LA couples have found a new way to support each other in daily dialogue that is growing and helping their community.

 

eMatrimony Reader Needs Dialogue Advice

A couple that made a Weekend is struggling in their Dialogue and in their relationship. eMatrimony's editor couple offers them some suggestions.

 

Marketing & Sales

It's not enough to just advertise and promote Marriage Encounter - it needs to be sold.

 

Spring Cleaning

How about considering a relationship reevaluation as a beneficial step in your annual spring cleaning?

 

Steps for Family Dialogue

One good way to help your children understand about what you do when you dialogue is to occasionally invite them to dialogue with you.  Knowing they have a safe place to express their feelings can offer security to your children as they mature.

 

Working Through the Three Minute Barrier

If you want more depth in your dialogues, try these suggestions for breaking through the three minute barrier.

 

Dialogues About Conflict

We were told on our Weekend that dialogue was to be used to share feelings and build trust, not to solve problems. But look at how this couple has used their dialogues to work on their differences.

 

WEDS is a Unique Attribute of WWME

Our Daily Dialogue sets us apart from other marriage enrichment programs. Here is a brief explanation of the WEDS formula and some guidelines for selecting daily dialogue questions.

 

Dialogue Questions

Inviting Dialogue Questions

Needing a boost to your inviting strategies? How about spending some dialogue time looking at your attitudes and desires?

 

A Vacation by Dialogue

Section 11 offers these dialogue questions for those looking some new sights to visit.

 

There's More to Me Than I Thought

Using a series of dialogues, we can look at how our beliefs, attitudes, and feelings affect our relationship.

 

Breaking Open the Word Of God During Easter

To help you celebrate the joys of the Risen Jesus, here are dialogue questions based on the Sunday scriptures through the Easter Season.

 

Marriage Encounter Stations of the Cross

This may be used for prayer as a couple, a family, a group or as a Community. If used in a WWME group, there is a suggested dialogue question and a sharing question. There is also a list of dialogue questions that can be used as a series for daily dialogues.

 

30 days of Diet, Exercise, and Health Questions

When two couples got together to discuss New Years Resolutions, a challenge ended in these daily dialogue questions.

 

Links

Dialogue Resources on ERL

Random Daily Dialogue Questions

A Dialogue Question list

"Dialogue Central"

 


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