Sometimes I get mad at Joe. Like something he said or did starts to bother me, and maybe it shows up in my face. Then as Joe is trying to figure it out, bless his heart, he often approaches the situation with, “Are you mad at me”? Unfortunately, that rarely works in getting me to feel comfortable in sharing what’s bothering me.
Situations like that put us both on the defensive. He’s worried about what he did wrong, and I’m worried that he will dismiss my hurt. The solution is communicating in a way that is honest and empathetic. More like Proverbs 15:1; A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Hosted by Joe and Tara Buchanan with Northwestern Media
WCIC’s brand new podcast, Behind Our Smiles, takes you behind the smiles of Joe and Tara Buchanan as they share how they find joy amidst the challenges they have faced in their marriage. Joe is our Station Manager and he and Tara have been married for 24 years and have four children. If you enjoyed hearing Joe’s story on the first episode of The Unfolding, you’ll love hearing the story that God continued to write in their marriage and family.