Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable."
~David Augsburger

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.  The best way to understand people is to listen to them."
~Ralph G. Nichols

We attended a lovely Saturday wedding of a dear lifelong friend of our youngest daughter.  As we watched the young couple glide across the dance floor, I watched as the groom stared lovingly at his beautiful new bride.  I thought to myself at the time, if he would ever ask me for some helpful advice on marriage, I would tell him to listen to his wife with his heart first, then his ears.  To listen, really listen to what she says.  I can't tell you what a gift it is to have a husband that listens in this way.  It is a special gift in my life.

"There is a lot of difference between listening and hearing."
~G.K. Chesterton


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I so agree. Love the photos you shared, especially the one of your husband and grandson!

Judy said...

So true...that the best way to understand people is to listen. Great quotes...and wise words 'from Judy' as well.

lindsey said...

That is such a sweet photo of grandson and grandpa. You are so right about the importance of listening Judy. I am sure that your example as a married couple has been an invaluable gift to your children.

Stacey said...

I'm glad you posted this today. I need to slow down and listen to my son more often.

Privet and Holly said...

Funny, we are on the
same wave length this
week.....I have a necklace
that has a charm on it
that says, "Listen," and
I have worn it twice this
week, just to remind
myself how important it
is to do just that! Love
that you are keyed into
this, too.

Hope you are having a
great week, Judy!

xo Suzanne

Crickit said...

A listening ear is really hard to find these days! So glad your hubby is a good listener :)

Kathleen said...

Immediately I thought of the Lord's wisdom: " ... let him who has ears to hear, hear."

Such a godly trait is listening. No wonder you love & respect your husband.


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