“If ones gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame.” Proverbs 18:13, ESV
I just knew what he was going to say. What else could he say that I hadn’t heard before? While waiting my turn, instead of listening, I was planning my reply.
To make matters worse, I interrupted. And, he stopped talking.
So often what we desire the most, we sabotage by our own ego. We want our husbands to communicate and share their feelings but our impatience and pride can shut down a conversation quickly.
When I’m upset, holding my tongue can be like putting my finger on the end of the water hose. Some of my words are probably going to escape. It takes practice and self control to be quiet and listen. The effort pays off. Because…
One of the greatest gifts we can give each other is the opportunity to be heard.
- Do I interrupt you when you are talking?
- Do you feel like your opinions and thoughts are heard and valued?
- What is one way we can calmly let the other know we aren’t finished with our thought. And, can we agree to continue after we are interrupted?
Darlene Schacht – Time-Warp Wife Titus 2sday