Question of the Week: 8/5 – 8/11

How do you talk to your spouse when the topic is a tough one?  Have any tips or tricks that work for you that you’d like to share with everyone?

2 thoughts on “Question of the Week: 8/5 – 8/11

  1. We have decided we will take 10 minutes a day to ‘hash things out’. When that 10 minutes is up we stop. It seems to help us both knowing we have a set time to talk about the hard things, but likewise it seems to help knowing it’s for 10 minutes instead of possibly dragging out for hours.

  2. I am nowhere near doing this, but I try to speak to my wife as if Jesus were in the room with us. I try not to raise my voice, but I do voice my concerns and I try to listen to what she is actually saying, not what I want to hear her say. It is not always easy. Ultimately, I must remain humble and understanding, validating her feelings when she shares them with me (even if I don’t like the way they make me feel) so that I don’t emotionally shut her down from sharing those feelings with me in the future.

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