Everyday, Hubby and I are learning new things. Thanks to the Love Language Devotional. =) I really recommend this devotional to every couple!
I would like to share with you some “expressions” Hubby and I have learned and tried to use in our daily conversation with each other.
“I want to understand what you are saying because I know it is important.”
This is what Hubby and I have been rehearsing. In general, we always agree with each other. We always have the same goal and the same way to get there. But of course, we are different individuals. Whether we like it or not, we are wired differently. And this expression is surely handy when we start to divide. I need to remember to keep an open ear to everything he is saying. I may not always agree with it but I need to listen.
“That’s an interesting way to look at it.”
Hubby and I almost ended in a heated argument last week when I told him that I did not agree with what he has decided on. I just don’t. And my tone was not as nice to be honest. I just knew that it will end up in an argument. Hubby being such a good learner told me instead “That’s an interesting way to look at it.” I was alarmed and suddenly realized how I was behaving. I was glad it was dark then and he didn’t see me blush because I absolutely did. Then, we both burst out laughing. It really is one thing to read about what you should do, and another thing to actually do it.
“I really appreciate that.”
I know it’s really simple and easy to remember but most couples forget to appreciate each other. Hubby and I have started becoming more appreciative of each other. It also encourages us to serve each other. Specially for me who appreciates being appreciated, it gives me more reason to serve him because I know he appreciates it.
What do you usually tell your husband (or wife) when an argument is about to start?
Are you appreciative of what he (or she) is doing for you?
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