Know this my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
~ James 1:19 (ESV)
Sometimes it seems as though words compose my DNA. Once I'm comfortable with someone, the words just flow out of me. My husband, on the other hand, is the textbook introvert. Though a deeply loving and caring man, he needs a bit of stillness before he speaks. As a result, I have had more days than I like to admit where I get wrapped up in telling a story or detailing some project about the house and then I'm brought up short as I realize that I haven't been listening to what he has to say.
Not only does this run contrary to how God wants us to treat one another in general, but it can damage what should be the primary earthly relationship in our lives. Listening, really deeply listening to our husbands can work wonders in our marriages.
What do I mean by this?
Today, I am so honored to be one of the contributors to the 31 Days of Love marriage challenge over at Time-Warp Wife. Darlene's blog has been a huge source of encouragement to me in my own homemaking. And you can check out the rest of my entry HERE.
Also linking to Wifey Wednesday.