I had dinner with my friend Becky last night and we were talking about ways to enrich our marriage. One way, she said, was to be a better listener. Today, Becky sent me her daily devotional because coincidentally, it was about listening. This excerpt was especially powerful because I do it all the time.
Most of us dont listen. 'I know just how you feel', we say and then we launch into our own personal story to prove it. What we have just done is made ourselves center stage and made the other person listen to us.
There is more to the devotional and I would recommend reading it. The entire article is here; http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2010/04/15/be-quick-to-listen/
Thanks Beck for a powerful lesson and thanks to God for such great friends.