In your marriage, are you a preacher or are you sitting in the congregation? As a pastor I’ve always been amazed how people can listen to me preach and have no response. But this happens in many marriages. One is a talker, sharing their thoughts, feelings, desires and frustrations, while the other has no response.
Now don’t get me wrong. Listening is good but the purpose of listening is to understand what is going on inside the other person so you can have a meaningful response. If that response is guided by love it will be honest and caring.