(Linda and I studied with David Augsburger in seminary. Here is one of the most important things God taught us through David.)
COMMUNICATION AS SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE (CARING + CONFRONTING; from David Augsburger, Caring Enough to Confront)
Ephesians 4:15 says: “therefore speak the truth in love; so shall we fully grow up into Christ.” Here we are told, in communication, to be both loving and truthful, caring and confronting.
Work at communicating both caring and confronting in the middle of marital or relational conflict.
Here are the attitudes to have and hold to.