It is no surprise to call a customer service line and talk with someone who speaks a language different than your own. What begins as a simple discrepancy of an unknown over charge, can easily turn into forty minutes of ‘going nowhere’.
After nineteen years of marriage, there have been countless conversations between my husband and I that definitely resembled a conversation with customer service. Me thinking we’re talking about the overcharge, while my husband is thinking we’re talking about getting a new device. Before you know it, we have spent forty minutes ‘going nowhere’. The whole idea of interchanging thoughts, opinions or information through speech has brought many marriages to therapy, counseling and/or ruins.
Poor communication has also brought many wives to tears, while walking away feeling totally misunderstood, mistaken and misheard. (Okay, maybe not many wives – maybe just me.)
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” ~ GBS
During our next “TimeOut” gathering, we will talk more about Words Are Not Enough.
We will discuss ……
- Speaking Correctly – <Ephesians 4:15>
- Careful Listening – <Proverbs 18:13>
- Clear Understanding – <Proverbs 24:3>
Our aim: For us (the wife) to begin to purposefully attune our ears to the words of our own mouth.
See you Friday – June 26th!