Communicating well involves listening. We call it Active Listening. Putting yourself in a position to really hear what is being said. Listening with your heart, your mind and your hearing abilities. Listening requires removing the distractions. Such as, your cell phone, social media, the tv and any other devices that is preventing you from understanding what your spouse is saying.
It can become aggravating when the statement has to be repeated over and over because your focus is not there. Even when you are wanting to respond before a statement is completed. That means you’re more focused on what you want to say than allowing your partner to finish.
Be Quick to Listen
James 1:19-20 says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to Anger.” If you can implement this marriage advice it will change the way you communicate with your spouse forever. Learn to listen without judgement or cutting off your spouse off mid-sentence. By doing so you will learn so much about your partner and this simple action will bring the two of you closer together as husband and wife.
Marriage requires to do unto others as you would like them to do to you!