6.15.2010

To Love Their Husbands Tuesdays: communication...

 Last week was pretty crazy in our house. We had several things we were trying to juggle in the midst of preparing for our yard sale. Every day was jam packed full of responsibilities. There wasn't a whole lot of down time and a lot of unexpected things came up. It's weeks like this that challenge couples. As I was talking to John on Monday I said, "is there any way that I showed you love last week?" and he replied, "I don't remember the last 7 days..." yea - me either! haha Seriously, it's been that crazy at our house! But I do remember one thing - and I think it's important...

Wednesday we had a great talk. Not just a sit down and chat about the day talk... but a real heart to heart. We have so many moving parts in our life (who doesn't?) and we just hashed out some things that needed to be discussed. It was real. There were moments when we were on the same page and moments when we were totally frustrated. But we kept on and kept talking. It was so wonderful. For me there's nothing better than being able to communicate on a deep level with my husband. I have to be able to share every aspect of how I feel about everything. For some that could probably get exhausting or annoying - but John loves it. He's the same way. He wants to be able to share how he feels and he wants to know all about how I'm feeling. Now, we don't have these talks every day - but they are important to have periodically to see where the other one's at.

For me, this is critical in being able to show love to John. Without real communication I can't know what his needs are and how he wants me to meet them! I am so thankful to have a husband who loves to talk and loves to communicate. I learned something new on Wednesday - and I'm going to do my best to take it to heart and use my new found knowledge to love my husband better.

How about you? Let me know how things are going in the mission to love your husband! : ) Link up below!

©2009 Living By Faith

17 comments:

Lara said...

I love when Jon and I get to have really valuable talks. They are fewer than they used to be, but we try to keep our relationship a priority.

Traci Michele said...

Hi Lauren! I couldn't agree more! Love when we can move past the chit chat and really connect!

It's in that moment, that I feel closer to my husband than ever!

We had a pretty crazy week as well.

Thanks for seeing marriage as valuable and heading this link up thingy! I appreciate it.

Traci

Sheri said...

So glad that you had a great talk and that you were listening. Sometimes the hardest part is really hearing what they have to save and not making assumptions. Great meme!

Missie said...

That is awesome! I love how I can tell my husband everything too!

Sarah Ann said...

I completely agree- those talks are just so important to have periodically. So glad you and your man are so open!!

Leigh said...

My husband and I tend to have our best talks when we both will wake up in the middle of the night and talk ...mostly about end times and how to live our lives for Gods Glory. I am very blessed to have a man who loves the Lord!

Jim and April said...

oh girl, again I totally agree with you! My husband and I are awesome at communicating and I could not have it any other way, I love the way we communicate and because of it, how close we are!

Crystal Escobar said...

What a great meme this is. I'll have to join in sometime in the future. What a great way to be continually aware of ways we can be better our our own marriage.
Love it! And I agree, communication with your spouse makes everything much more fulfilling.

Alicia said...

That's awesome! Communication is huge. There are so many people who don't know how to do that with each other, so it's a blessing to read this!!

Amydeanne said...

communicating by touch.. that's the hard one for me.. hubby loves it and i'm usually covered from the stickiness of kids that I don't enjoy it so much, i am working on making a bigger effort for that!

Heather said...

Sorry I couldn't join in this week! I've been so busy the past two days with the new baby in town!

2003beachbunch said...

You are so right! Communication is key! I love when we have those long, meaningful conversations!

Joyeful said...

Today got a little busy and I didn't get to link up but I really hope I can soon!! I love this, Lauren!! It's so special and it's so important! Communication is vital, isn't it. I love to have heart to hearts with my man ; )

Monika said...

Nice post, I totally agree with you. I really love these talks with my husband!

I´m a little busy in these days, so I´m sorry I didn´t join these TLTH Tuesdays, but I will do again :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

Amen...communication is the key for a wonderful relationship. A good talk is always so refreshing and nice.

Tracy said...

Oddly enough, my husband is the one who teaches me how to talk. He is much more concerned about the emotional checks than I am. He perfectly puts us together!

I am so glad that you got this time in the chaos.

prashant said...

That's awesome! Communication is huge.
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