When Communicating with Men…
His eyes literally looked glazed over. 3 minutes into the conversation, my husband had no idea what I was talking about.
Deer in headlights.
I knew better.
Men speak an average of 10,000 words on a given day, most of which are at work.
Women are around 40,000.
So when he gets home, he’s said nearly all he’s going to say.
We’re about half warmed up! J
One thing I’ve learned that has made a huge difference in my relationship with my husband is brevity. Remembering that neither male nor female is “better” than the other, just different, I’ve prayed, “Lord, may my words be few…” and it’s helped.
He needs my help staying engaged in conversation (that’s one of our roles…that “helper thing” J).
Another way of helping him listen is simple – let him know when we are changing subjects, or moving from one area to another. Women often speak in tangents – when we do, we need to say, “Changing subjects now…” or, “Switching gears on you here,” and then moving on.
Proverbs 18 is filled with great advice on communication.
Dare you to read the entire short passage and ask Him what He would have you learn today. J
Double dog dare you to pray about whether or not you should join us for a very special Daughters of Sarah® class… the information meetings are December 11 and 18th (come to one) at Faith Church in Milford, Ohio, (5910 Price Road), from 9:15am-10:30am in the Life Center Multi-Purpose Room. This is the class that makes it available to churches everywhere… we’re so excited about what God is doing. Please join us. J
There’s more information on our Facebook link here. Print it out to get all the details…Triple dog dare you to bring friends…Quadruple dog dare you to share via email or on your Facebook® J.
Thanks so much for being on the journey with us!
Love to you,
I’m over here laughing so hard right now! I have a husband AND a 17 year old son so I know exactly what you’re talking about.
Great tips, thank you!
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