This week's challenge at Snapshots from my Heart & Home is all about your relationship with your husband and being a good encourager to him. This is so timely. My husband and I just yesterday had a conversation about how we communicate with each other.
You see, he is an engineer. Very analytical and precise in his thoughts.
Me, I'm creative and sensitive (sometimes overly sensitive!)
I tend to jump right into a conversation before he is done asking a question or finishing a thought. I think I know what he is going to say, but as I reflect on this, I'm answering myself. Not him. He gets so frustrated because he could ask a "yes" or "no" question, and I launch into a narrative.
This week, I am going to keep my mouth shut and let him speak. I will not interrupt, predict what he is going to say, or speak with a harsh tongue.
It all comes down to showing him the respect of LISTENING to what he is saying, not what I THINK he is saying.
Last week's challenge was encouraging my children. I updated last weeks post with the results. Go check it out!
I pray that God will help me be the great wife my husband deserves!