When you are talking to your man, how’s your tone? Are you nicely asking, nagging, demanding, whining?
Saturdays we sometimes sleep in, hubby more so than I. I wanted to go to the store and knew we didn’t need a lot, so we could walk. I went into the bedroom and told Jason to get up, because I wanted to go to the store. He asked what that had to do with him and I told him I was walking and he needed to come along to help me carry the bags.
Less than 2 minutes later, I hear him bagging things around and muttering under his breath while getting ready. I go back and ask him what’s wrong. True to the man style of communicating, he won’t respond. But I know he’s mad, so I press a bit. “WHY ARE YOU MAD?!”
Then it comes out. Instead of asking him to come to the store with me, I had demanded. My tone was not kind, or respectful towards him. To me, it just seemed like he should be getting up and out of bed any-way. To him, I was being rude and disrespectful. End result: angry husband and confused wife. Discord and not harmony.
We worked it out. He forgave me and we went to the store. But it’s something to think about, next time your man seems mad about something, ask yourself how’s your tone? I know I have a long way to go in that area, but I’m not giving up yet.
On to Matrimonial Monday. Link up what you’ve been learning the last week about being a Godly wife. Feel free to share anything that has to do with being a Proverbs 31 wife.