Saturday, April 19, 2008

Husband Encouragement Challenge-Day 9

Day Nine: 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, not speaking negatively and focusing on positive encouragement, hear the Lord's admonition today: "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!
" : This is really awesome, because I love listening to Eddie talk. He makes everything so interesting, never boring. I love hearing him talk about when he was a little boy, wish I had known him then. I would much rather hear Eddies voice than my own voice!! Thank You Lord, for the sweet as honey sound of my dear husbands voice.

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