And then there's this scripture, "...Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." James 1:19
Sometimes I am not quick to listen and slow to speak, especially when I am in a "heated" discussion. I am only thinking about my next comment. But marriage, has taught me that it's always best to listen over speaking. I get myself into trouble! Just as much pain comes from slicing cheese too quickly and slicing my thumb as speaking over listening when I am in an argument with my husband! I usually wear a band aid for a while.
But there's grace. So much grace that Steve gives me. So much grace that God allows me to feel. I grow in those moments - the moments that I fail the most.
The last two weeks have been great lessons in slowing down.