Communication: open wide

2 Corinthians 6:13
As a fair exchange . . . open wide your hearts.

Give three tennis balls to your husband and ask him to throw them back one at a time. Instead of returning the balls, however, simply hold them. He’ll be left wondering what to do next. Obviously, it isn’t much of a game. Then explain your point—good conversation is much like a game of catch. You “throw” an idea or comment to your husband (How was work?), and he tosses it back (Great! I finally finished that project for the boss). If your husband doesn’t return it (Work was fine), the game ends. Both players feel awkward and wish they were somewhere else.  Of course, husbands and wives should do more than toss superficial details to each other. They should practice sharing dreams, feelings, marriage, spiritual goals, etc. But it all starts with playing the conversation game.
Shirley M Dobson 

Communication is about so much more than merely talking to each other.  Some say that the definition of intimacy should read “into-me-see”.  Do you allow yourself to be vulnerable before your spouse?  Do you allow your spouse to see what is happening inside of you when you talk?

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