Praying for Your Spouse: Communication
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen”—Ephesians 4:29.
Communication. Most people think that it is all about talking. God shows that the listening part is what is important. One night, I was at a party and I was talking with another guest. The other person talked almost the whole time we were together. When she left, she told the hostess that I was so approachable and kind. She said I was a great communicator!
When your spouse has something to share, be slow to correct or interrupt with what you think is the better way. God created us to be unique so that we can complement each other with our different ideas, not beg, whine or shout in order to get our point across.
Pray that you may continue to make listening more important than talking in your relationship. Pray that you be available for when your spouse does want to share. That might mean staying up late or making a special date on the weekend for each other. Pray that God will make you and your spouse great communicators by being great listeners.
Written by Angie Ryg