God the Father said to Jesus’ disciples on the mountain at the transfiguration..”this is my son, listen to him”. We never understand until we listen. The Father wasn’t trying to get the disciples to hear words but to know the “person” who was giving the message.
When couples learn to hear the heart of their partner, they come in touch with the person. Most of the marriage counseling I do directs people how to hear the heart of their partner. Couples react to words and miss the heart message inside the words. What are they really saying? It’ communication yes, but it’s far bigger that communication. It’s two people becoming one. We have one purpose, to love as Jesus loves. Jesus said that “they may be one with me as I am one with You”. We Have to learn how to listen. Today I / We will practice listening to my partner so that when stress happens,
I will be practiced.
Father, Help me to hear beyond words but what the heart is saying.