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I decided to do something different than 'Website Wednesday' today. I hope it is edifying to you wives out there!
I like to think that my marriage relationship is near perfect. The fact is, when I take a critical look at it, there is at least one area that needs a lot of work on my part. I have a serious problem with asking my husband questions and not paying any attention to the answer. It can cause some serious problems. The other day I asked him if I should pay something with cash (something we are trying to do more of) or use the debit card. I totally didn't pay any attention to the answer, which was to pay cash. So I get there and couldn't remember how he said to pay. Well, not having the cash, I paid with the debit card. Thankfully, that $10 won't break the bank, but what if it did? I realized that something was going to have to change in me before there were serious problems - financial being only one of them.
The Bible says to husbands: "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." (1 Peter 3:7) This is speaking to husbands, but let's think about this for a minute. The phrase 'dwell with them according to knowledge' has been said to mean 'know your wife'. How can they know? Can they read our minds? We have to talk to them and tell them what we want them to know. On the other hand, we need to know them and talk to them. How can we know unless we listen? "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." (James 1:19-20)
What are your thoughts on communication in marriage? Comment and discuss.