When 2 People Are Talking No One Is Listening!

June 25, 2019 | Brenda Price

Marriage & Relationships

Ever notice when you get into an argument or disagreement with someone and you both are talking, you can't hear what the other person is saying and it just keeps going round and round and nothing is being accomplished? I have been learning how to literally bite my lip when I am having a disagreement with my fiance so I can force myself to listen! I am not perfect at it, and probably never will be, but I am learning and improving!  Humility is all about not having to be right.. that can be hard sometimes right?!?!  But with practice and prayer it can happen... with Jesus it is possible! 

I got this e mail in the other day from The 5 Love Languages Blog / Gary Chapman and I wanted to share this with you to encourage you, like it did me, to LISTEN more.. 

 

"When two people are talking at the same time, no one is listening. Consequently, there is no communication. For conversation to be meaningful, it requires talking and listening. How hard can that be? Yet 87% of those who divorce say their main problem was that they could not communicate.

Listening begins with an attitude. If I choose to believe every person I encounter has inherent dignity and value, meaning their thoughts and feelings are important, then I am prepared to listen. If I think the world revolves around me, that my ideas are all that counts, then why should I listen to anyone else? Many people don't have a communication problem; they have an attitude problem.

Let's learn to value one another. In doing so, we will inadvertently make our conversations and experiences much more healthy and rich."

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