"Be swift to hear, slow to speak . . ." (James 1:19b)
We are often so busy speaking that we don't take time to listen. We are so quick to offer a comment--negative or positive--that we don't really "hear" our husband's heart. Remember, we have two ears and only one mouth. We need to listen more!
As you continue in your 30-day challenge, hear the Lord's admonition: "Be swift to hear."
If listening is a real problem for you, play a game with yourself. See if you can listen to your husband for one whole day, only speaking when asked a question. If your husband notices the difference, explain that you are learning to listen more--not only to God, but also to him.
One easy way to express admiration for your husband is to ask a question about something he enjoys, and then listen to his response. If it's an area of personal familiarity, keep asking questions until you learn something you didn't know, then tell him, "Wow, I didn't know that!":I love to listen to Eddie talk, his voice makes my heart smile. I would much rather hear his sweet voice, than my own voice. His voice is so soothing to my heart, and soul, and always will be.