We are all busy, often too busy to listen. And yet, listening is the only way you will ever come to understand your spouse’s thoughts and feelings. Listening takes time and requires focus. It’s true you can listen while we read e-mails or watch television, but that is not the kind of listening that communicates, “I care about you and what you are saying.” In Romans 12, Paul tells us to “take delight in honoring each other.” One way to honor someone is to give them your undivided attention. When you drop everything, look at and listen to your spouse, you communicate , “You are the most important person in my life.” Listening is a powerful expression of Love.
March 19, 2013