(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)

So what keeps us from being discreet?

discretion (noun) – the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid offense or revealing private information

Stories are fun to tell. 🙂 Sometimes we want to belong, so we follow someone’s story with one of our own. Some of us are born storytellers and it just feels good to talk. (Storytelling is not inherently bad, we just need to be careful in the telling. The temptation is real.)

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I remember years ago, Paul shared something from a men’s retreat with me. I didn’t realize it was so personal and I turned around and shared it with a friend of mine. It really hurt Paul when he found out (I’ve learned to ask before I share and if, in the moment, I don’t know, it doesn’t get said).

I don’t know about y’all, but in the ebb and flow of conversation, it’s hard to think of the next thing to share, realize you shouldn’t, and button your lip. Being careful about our words can be hard work! The self-discipline aspect can be very challenging.

Where do you struggle? What have you learned?

Shaunti Feldhahn has been sharing a lovely series about spousal needs. It would be a good thing to read and discuss with your spouse. What is true of you? What is true of your spouse? Great way to learn more about each other.

What Husbands Need More of From Their Wives    Part 1   Part 2

What Wives Need More of From Their Husbands    Part 1   Part 2


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