Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Loving Your Wife As Christ Loved The Church II

2. Listen.
Christ tells us to pray at all times about all things. In the same way, women have a need to tell us things. They want us to listen and to hear them. To feel what they feel. To experience their day with them (We would do well to pray in such a manner as that). She will want to come home and tell you a 50 minute summary of her day... you could do with a 2 minute version. Listen. Care. Interact. This will mean more to her than almost anything else you could do (save taking out the trash and washing the dishes). *Important: She does not always want you to fix the issue. Men tend to want to fix things while women don't always want a "fix". They just want someone to listen. Make sure you feel her out and know if she is asking for help or just a listening ear.

Some questions:
-Do you find this to be a tenet of your marriage?
-Do you agree with the point of the advice?
-What would you tell a young man about to enter marriage in regards to advice?

Links to the other three posts on this topic: 1, 3, & 4.

1 comment:

misawa said...

Important distinction to note: there is a difference in listening and hearing. Hearing only implies a sound made it to the ear. Listening requires thought and processing. "Uh-huh" is not a thought.