The Desert Fathers and Mothers were men and women who lived in the Egyptian desert during the early years of Christianity. While many lived as hermits and others developed monastic communities, all were sought out by Christians of the day for advice and counsel. It seems that human nature and godly advice haven’t changed much in 1,800 years.
When a man whose marriage was in trouble sought his advice, the Abba said, “You must learn to listen to your wife.”
The man took this advice to heart and returned after a month to say that he had learned to listen to every word his wife was saying.
Said the Abba with a smile, “Now go home and listen to every word she isn’t saying.”
Anthony de Mello, One Minute Wisdom
Ain’t it true! Comments, opinions, and marriage advice are welcome in the comment section below.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis