Are you familiar with this proverb?
When there are no oxen, the stall is clean, but when there is a strong bull, there is abundant produce. Proverbs 14:4
Strange huh. But it's really pretty powerful if you think about it. When you have livestock then you have yucky stalls to clean but reality (especially back then) is that more good comes from having the livestock than work.
It's the same with people. Relationships are hard work. It is way too easy to make judgments about peoples motives and have mis-communication and mis-understanding. But reality is that relationships with people are so much more valuable than the hard work it takes to maintain them. Basically it's worth it.
Have you seen our free printable on how to communicate in a healthy way? Well, learning to walk the wheel has benefited my marriage, how I parent and how I lead in ministry. Watch the video to learn this fabulous multi-use tool.
And my husband is pretty good at making up songs and he made up this little jingle to get the wheel easily stuck in the head. This is just the chorus because he usually makes up some funny verses about things that have just happened. But hope you enjoy it anyway. Just take a peek at the communication wheel free printable so the song makes sense.
And here's 3 more helpful tips.
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries since 2002 serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 women, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks many times a year. Laura is an author and creator of ministry tools and resources. You can find her books and resources at the Missional Women store and connect with her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.