Seeking To Understand



Clear communication in marriage is an ongoing learning process.

The other day my husband and I got into an argument—over parking spaces!

It was raining and I didn't want to get my hair wet, so I suggested where we should park. I kept pointing out parking spaces he’d missed. A harsh tone and mean look on his face told me he didn't like my suggestions.

Later that day, he apologized and I forgave him, but I sensed there was more to it so I asked him,

“Honey, when I said, “There’s a spot to park in.” Did you hear, “There’s a spot, dummy” or “There’s another one, clueless?”

He said yea, that WAS what he heard.

I assured him that wasn't what I said or what I meant. But it reminded me that unless we work hard at communicating, we can start to listen to the lies in our head and think we’re hearing something that wasn't said! I’m glad God helped me understand my husband even when I felt so misunderstood. 

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