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 in 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. If you’d like help on healthy communication, see my book: The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.