Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Romancing Your Spouse-Day 7: Being Attentive

Topic for Day 7: Being Attentive
"Love is patient..."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)

A Week of Patience:
We continue our week of patience with a focus on the first three words of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,  
"Love is patient..." (New International Version)

This is the week we focus on being patient with our spouse. 

Question for Reflection:
Do you pay attention when your spouse speaks to you?

Learning to be Patient:
A large part of learning to be patient, in my opinion,
centers around putting the needs of others ahead of ours.

When it comes to our spouse, addressing their needs requires
focus and attention on our part.

Spend this week truly focusing on what your spouse says
to you. Don't drift off and multi-task in your head (doing
a shopping list, thinking about what you're missing on TV,

Make eye contact. Look into their eyes. Hold hands, when
appropriate to your conversation.

Last, but certainly not least--listen. You can't pay
attention if you don't listen. 

Hear what your spouse has to say
and don't reply unless
a question is asked of you.
Have a blessed, attentive day, everybody! : )
            --Steve Kendall