Rule #7: I love you enough to really listen to your words. Try playing “I bet you can’t repeat what I just said”. When we listen, not just hear, conflicts are seldom as emotional. Honest listening often brings out honest answers. There are few greater proofs of genuine love and concern for each other than this.

There is an old expression that says, “Time is money”. In marriage, time is better than money!  However, even in giving our partner our precious time, we need to commit our focused attention on the person we committed to love. Listening is the same as a true gift of love given to the other without strings attached or reluctance.

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