You can be right but wrong at the top of your voice
I hate it when I am “winning” an argument already then hubby goes “why are you yelling now?” I feel “oh dead gum it! Now I have to set aside the argument to apologize for yelling?”
Does that sound familiar? Maybe it’s just me and two other Young Wives….Lol. But I am sure quite a few us can relate.
You know my secret for avoiding this disrespectful habit that I DO NOT do intentionally? Here is it! Right in the middle of any serious and “unserious” conversation, I will stop and ask myself and/or my spouse the GREAT question. “Am I yelling?” “Am I speaking too loud?”
There are times I get passionate about something and I totally forget about my tone of voice which is one of the most important parts of any conversation.
Start to keep yourself accountable, let people around you know that it is something you are working towards. Let them help you stay in line.
Most importantly, start to pray about it. I know it sounds minute but there are 3 unpleasant habits I have that you don’t want to know (like! Seriously) you don’t. I pray about it every time I get a chance to.
Speaking too loud is one of it and the prayers are helping me to CONSCIOUSLY choose to keep the tone of my voice down. I choose to speak appropriately. I know I can. I know I will. I will be a better wife if I do this.
Try this secret out! It will go a long way!!
I am still that young wife who is trying to be content in her imperfections and does all she can to be better not just for my family but to honor God who has placed me here!
Thanks for sticking it out with me. Kisses