I noticed something that I do on a regular basis when my man is talking to me and sharing his heart with me. I only halfheartedly listen to him. Since I work from home, I am on the computer ALL.THE.TIME, so to catch a moment with me is pretty few and far between. So he chooses to talk to me while I work.
God really convicted me about that this past weekend. I got to thinking. . .What if God did me that way when I was pouring out my heart to Him? So I decided that starting now, when my husband has something he wants to talk to me about, I am going to listen to him. . .not with just my ears, but with my eyes, my heart, my whole being.
Our husbands are our best friends. Above all the other friends I have, he is the one I enjoy being with the most, so why am I not giving him the attention he deserves when he talks to me? I don't do that with my other friends. I think it comes down to a comfort-ability issue. Because we are married to them, we know that regardless of whether we listen or not, they will be there.
Can you imagine the difference in your relationship if you actually really listened to him when he opened his heart to share with you what is inside? It's really hard for a man to open up and share, but when we show an interest--a real interest in what they are saying--it makes them want to share more!
So who is with me in joining in on this challenge to listen to our men when they talk and share?