“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react, that matters.” ©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
We all have the ability to control our own actions. The world will try to invade our marriages with obstacles that would seem as if we cannot control.
You cannot control some events that will because they are part of life but you can definitely use your strength & power to control your tongue on how you will react.
This control will make a world of difference in how you and your spouse are able to handle hiccups in your marriage. Make it a point to table a discussion if your reaction will not move you and your spouse to a calm place of resolution.
It’s better to calm down & speak rationally instead of speaking emotionally.
5 Ways to control your reaction
- 1. Use effective listening
- 2. Pray and ask for understanding
- 3. Table the discussion to a better time
- 4. Respond to facts not hearsay
- 5. Know when things are being said to hit your buttons. Don’t allow someone else issues fill your space.
Reacting is a part of who we are but you can determine how that reaction will effect your marriage.
How do you control your reaction to heated discussions?
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