Half-listening… I found this topic through another blogger who had written and I wanted to put my own spin on it. Here’s the original post I drew this from.
I think that half listening is a sin that we’ve all done… to everyone in our lives at one point or another, even in your marriage with your spouse. And I’m sure we all have to God too. And you can definitely do that through texting. You ignore certain aspects. It’s certainly not respectful.
But God cares, and your marriage is important. If you want to be more like Christ, you need to listen and respond with love and respect that person.
Both my husband and I have done in the past, whatever said went out in the other ear. That changed when we realized our marriage was in trouble and need to work on ourselves and in our roles in the marriage, and all the areas of our marriage. Half-listening was one of the many things we needed to work on individually and as a couple.
We are in this for the long haul. We have to make this work. We have to find a way one way or another. To be loving, encouraging, supporting and gracious, and all the more with your spouse. And we needed to find more ways to talk to each other too, beyond the basic conversation stuff. And we have. Someday, we talk more than the other, and that’s okay. Because you are still present and being there and as long you are doing what you need to do for your spouse, that’s what matters. Everything we do for our marriage and for our spouse and God, all is done in love. God is love and so we need to be love too!