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Responding Negatively To Our Mates

October 24, 2013

“Many of us are not aware of the dozens of ways we convey criticism or intolerance or insensitivity when our spouses express their feelings. Whenever we respond negatively, our mates feel hurt and hide behind whatever mask protects them from further hurt–and movement toward oneness is stopped.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, The Marriage Builder, Page 80

Questions for Reflection:
What masks do you hide behind when you feel criticized?
What masks does your spouse hide behind?
How do you think you can better communicate acceptance in your marriage versus insensitivity?

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