I am practicing listening. It is part of the Husband Encouragement Challenge. I am generally a good listener, except
when it comes to the man I married. This is because I’m not much of a talker. I would rather listen to people than talk about myself. Dh is one of the few people I really want to talk to and I just find myself jabbering and yammering where he’s concerned. He’s patient and listens to me.
He complained yesterday that he was the one doing all the talking and I was too quiet. I told him I was practicing listening. He found it amusing. I don’t blame him. I am a talkative. But it’s only my family and close friends that get to see that side of me.
Anyway, this is not a completely altruistic gesture; I’m also doing this for me. There’s a verse of Scripture which actually tells us to listen more.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. (James 1:19 – NLT)
I believe the world would be a better place if we all practiced this.
Here’s a video about listening…hope you enjoy the tips on being a good listener.