When schedules are demanding and time to connect is lacking, it is easy to find our communication either hitting or missing the mark.
Have you ever said one thing only to have your spouse interpret what you said, how you said it or why you said it, in the wrong way? There is a choice to make in such moments: Either overlook the miscommunication, react to it, or purpose to talk about it later.
After nearly 33 years of marriage we still find ourselves reacting to each other when we are tired or our schedules are overextended. This is one such time. Our posts have been less frequent because of life. But this life is what God has called us to! It is in the mundane moments when we realize what is in our hearts. These moments help us see the areas which need to change, and God is there in those moments to help us, grow us and to bring us to a place of reconciliation.
The work marriage requires never ends. But the seasons of struggle don’t seem to last as long. We have learned how to read one another more accurately, but we’re still sinners in need of a Savior. The good news is – we have a Savior who is able to help us in every season we face in our marriage.
So, be encouraged. If you are hitting or missing the mark of communication, God is with you. He will help you. Cry out to Him for help in your time of need then watch and see what He does. He is faithful!
So true. Even partners that have been together for a long time struggle from time to time. I look at it like the valleys & peaks we have with God we also have with our spouses. We learn during the valleys and rejoice at the peaks.
So true, Shawn. Great way of looking at it.