Communicating Love in Relationships


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Copyright: 2019


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No greater gift, no greater feeling, no greater calling exists than love. Love acts as a foundation, an emotion, a bridge to understanding those who see the world differently. Love infiltrates life in every interaction, and touches us in ways that no other is able to match.

While the complexities and permeation of love may seem overwhelming, communication makes love a bit more achievable, touchable, and possible in relationships. Communication provides tactics and channels to connect with others—and express love. To grow as communicators, individuals must continually learn more about themselves, how they perceive others, how they express and perceive emotions, and how they communicate both verbally and nonverbally. Communication makes relationships possible, strengthening the ties of love.

Communicating Love in Relationships uncovers tactics to learn how to love better and maintain that love in all relationships—with friends, family, romantic interests, and even oneself.

Chapter 1: What is Love?
Defined View
Sociological View
Psychological View
Communicative View
Religious View
Family View
Personal View

Chapter 2: Communicating Love.
Symbolic Interactionism
Verbal Communication
Functions of Verbal Communication
Barriers to Good Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
The Best Formula for Communicating in Relationships

Chapter 3: Listening with Love
Hearing versus Listening
Ineffective Listening Strategies
Effective Listening Strategies
The 5 Love Languages

Chapter 4: Love in Relationships
Aspects of Self
How Do We Love Ourselves Better?
Loving in Friendships
How Do We Love Our Friends Better?
Loving in Families
How Do We Love in Families Better?
Loving in Romantic Relationships
How Do We Love Better in Romantic Relationships?

Chapter 5: Maintenance in Loving Relationships
What is Maintenance?
Relational Maintenance Theory
Maintenance Research in Romantic Relationships
Maintaining Relationships in General

Chapter 6: The Dark Side of Love
Conflict and Power
Emotional Challenges
Relational Fallouts
Romantic Fallouts
Family Fallouts
Friendship Fallouts
Societal Impacts
Fast Pace of Life

Chapter 7: Loving Every Day
Reduce Uncertainty
Aim for Connection
Positive Communication
Lens of Love


Dr. Renee Bourdeaux is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northwest University with a passion for studying and teaching about positivity and resilience in interpersonal communication. Although she loves her faculty role, her road to becoming a faculty member was a bit nontraditional. Renee started her educational journey at the University of North Dakota. As she was working on a B.A. in Communication, she became a Resident Assistant. She enjoyed working in the residence halls so much that she went on to get a Master’s degree in Communication while she worked as a Hall Director. Once she earned her M.A., Renee had many career adventures in life: Residence Hall Director, Complex Director, Vice President of Communication and Marketing, and Instructor.

Renee, however, discovered that she enjoys being in the classroom more than most things in life. Renee knew she needed to go back to get her Ph.D. to become a full-time faculty member, so she decided to pursue her doctoral degree in the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. She finished her doctoral degree in the spring of 2016 and now gets to use her gifts to teach at Northwest University. At Northwest University, Renee teaches classes on relational communication such as Love and Communication, Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Communication. Her desire to explore the bright side of communication leads her to research studies that examine the ways individuals and couples communicate positively. Although she has experience with mixed methodologies, her expertise lies in qualitative research.

When she is not on campus, Renee loves to hang out with her husband, two children, her dog, and her cat. She enjoys hiking and backpacking in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, anything active, funny movies, and Christian music. Plus, Renee is always on the lookout for opportunities to use her talents to carry the call of God whenever she can!

Related ISBN's: 9781524997076, 9781792404603

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