Understanding how criticism
can affect your relationship
ReflectSeparately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions.
Write some notes so that you can share more fully with your spouse.
Father, You are so good and loving to me.
Help me not to be defensive in answering these questions.
Let me look at myself honestly and openly and be most revelatory in my responses.
Help me to realize just what a gift my honesty will be to my spouse.
I ask this in Jesus’ name.
Just answer the questions as they are. Please do not try to excuse yourself or put the blame on your spouse. In your answers simply talk about the way you criticize and the effect it has on your and your spouse’s sexual desire. As you exchange spend some time holding each other and getting closer.
1. Where do you criticize your spouse most?
2. How does that criticism affect your sexual desire?
3. How does it affect your spouse’s sexual desire?
4. Why do you criticize your spouse that way?