11.08.2012

The Husband Challenge Day 9



Day Nine!

Be swift to hear, slow to speak.
(James 1:19b)

We are often so busy speaking that we don't take time to listen. We are so quick to offer

a comment—negative or positive—that we don't really "hear" our husband's heart.

Remember: we have two ears and only one mouth. We need to listen more!

As you continue in your 30-day challenge, not speaking negatively and focusing on

positive encouragement, hear the Lord's admonition today: "Be swift to hear."

If listening is a real problem for you, play a game with yourself. See if you can listen to

your husband for one whole day, only speaking when asked a question. If your husband

notices the difference, explain that you are learning to listen more—not only to God, but

also to him.

One easy way to express admiration for your husband is to ask a question about

something he enjoys, and then listen to his response. If it's an area of personal

familiarity, keep asking questions until you learn something you didn't know, then tell

him, "Wow, I didn't know that!"

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