Family Builder: Listen
We all want to be heard and we believe our opinion is important. But one of the keys to open, honest communication is not just being heard, but listening to your spouse. Listening is more than just hearing with your ears. It is listening with your heart. Jesus said…Matthew 11:15 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Research has discovered that in a conversation most people listen for about 15 seconds before they check out mentally and begin to think of a rebuttal to what the other person is saying. Many marriage problems could be solved if we will just work on this simple principle in our conversations. Learn to listen.
Question: Will you take opportunity this week to intentionally listen to your spouse without interrupting?
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