Day 4: Building Respect Habits

(Read Day 3 HERE)Day Four: Don't Interrupt 25 Days of Building Respect-Habits:

interrupting husband

"Have you ever been around someone who won't let you finish a sentence? That gets old fast. Even if you think you already know what your husband is going to say, allow him to say it...NOT cutting him off mid sentence shows respect and common courtesy." -Jennifer, author of 25 Ways to Communicate Respect

I am the best at interrupting. We could have an interruption-battle, and I would probably win. It's embarrassing and unloving. Every time I interrupt anyone, I am saying, "What you have to say isn't important, I'm not even listening, in fact I'm going to cut you off now and give you a REAL juicy sentence or story that does matter." Is that not embarrassing?

This is on the fore front of my mind today, as I interact with anyone. Especially Loren. He needs to know that his words are valuable, his ideas are important, that I want to hear what he has to say. Will you join me in this, today? Choosing joy in not interrupting anyone? Its going to be tough - interrupting, I'm afraid, is a habit I've built. But I am determined to tear it down with a new habit of holding my tongue.

The verse to pray & internalize today: "Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything." Proverbs 13:3

Read Day 5 HERE