I am grateful for the way my spouse responds when I tell them… [insert your words here].

What would you insert there?  It’s a great thing to know you are able to open up to your spouse and tell them what you are feeling, thinking, dealing with or something that could potentially pose an issue, and have them respond in a way that demonstrates love. There’s an intimacy and bond strengthening experience when you’re comfortable enough with each other to allow yourself to be vulnerable. 

Let’s look at the flip side of this, are you responding in a loving way or are you going off of knee jerk reaction?  Reacting vs responding makes such a huge impact on communication in your marriage.  Do you need to step back and think about how you feel and how you want to respond?  Reacting on your initial knee jerk thoughts can prevent healthy communication.

Is responding a trouble spot for you?

ZFsYJxdUWouldn’t it be nice if you could share issues within your marriage privately with caring and encouraging people, where advice honoring and uplifting marriage is always a priority?

That’s what you’ll find in our free 24-7 Commitment Private Online Communities.

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Jessie -

A small town girl from Southwest Georgia who happens to value your marriage as much as she does her own. She is married to a firefighter who was a volunteer for several years, then transitioned into a career fireman the same month they married in 2008, and he is now a Captain at his full-time Department. They have two daughters, have been in the FFW family since 2012 and know marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.