Let's Be Clear. Say What You Mean!
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
The time for trying to make our husbands (or anyone else for that matter) guess what we are thinking is over. The time for thinking that they “should know what we want by now” has passed.
We can’t continue to play those types of games. It’s unfair and unfruitful.
We spend so much time being upset, angry, and frustrated because our husbands haven’t met our UNSPOKEN expectations.
We just think they should know. We feel that they should pick up on our attitudes, behaviors, and little hints. And worst of all, when they don’t, we get upset because they don’t do what we want them to do even though we haven’t clearly communicated what we want!
Wise up, Sis! Stop wasting time and energy with these games. Simply say what you mean.
Do you have expectations? State them clearly.
Dou have feelings that need to be expressed? State them clearly.
Do you feel hurt or offended by something that happened? State it clearly.
The bible says in James 5:12, let your yes be your yes and your no be no. To put it in our terms, it means to simply say what you mean!
You don’t have to say it in a mean way. You don’t have to yell and scream. Simply state what you mean clearly and directly.
I’m guessing that you will get better results and a better response when you are clear. Even if your expectations are not met it won’t be because of a break down in communication.
The enemy desires to break fellowship between you and your spouse, and communication is one of the first places he starts. Don’t help him cause division in your home. Make sure that communication is clear.
Say what you mean!!!