From The Generous Wife archive:
I went out to lunch with my husband and about halfway through the meal I realized that he was pretty much carrying the conversation. Now granted he is a talker and he generally does more than his share, but I was definitely “not there.” I pulled it together and began to engage a bit more.
I remember early on in my marriage, I took the time to take note of things that I wanted to share in conversation with him. It helped me engage better and I know it helped to build greater intimacy between the two of us.
I encourage y’all to do likewise. If your co-worker or your kids do something funny, take note. If you hear something interesting on the news or read something of interest online, jot it down and use it in conversation later.
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May
Simple Mom: One bite at a time together: Plan in advance for the holidays It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one. :)
The Forgiven Wife: Let There Be Light: Out of the Zone This is an amazing story from a guest author. Thanks, Jewel, for your transparency. I was really encouraged.
Love and Respect Reflects: Love and Respect – Don’t Men and Women Need Both Equally? Yes, but it pays to understand the gender difference.