On the first day of the Weekend to Remember marriage conference I am attending with several other couples from our church, my big takeaway was this:
RESPOND TO FEELINGS WITH FEELINGS AND RESPOND TO FACTS WITH FACTS.
This was a principle given during the session on communication, and I can see how this can be super helpful to how my wife and I communicate moving forward.
If she shares feelings with me, I need to share feelings with her. If she shares facts with me, I need to share facts with her. Nothing is worse than having your feelings responded to with facts, and your facts responded to with feelings!
So simple, yet so helpful!