I knew that I wasn't going to be seeing my husband today so I decided to test him. When I look around our house there are a lot of deer heads hanging up. I was always so negative about them and said that I didn't want anymore hanging up and was negative about his hunting. I have a different perspective now. I am happy that he takes such pride in his hard work and effort that if put forth throughout the year to win his "trophy buck". So, I decided to tell text him and say, "The deer look so nice hanging up in the house. You are such an accomplished hunter and I'm very proud of you."
No response to the text, but he did text me later that evening asking if I was home. I told him that I wasn't and he asked if I fed the dog. I said yes and asked him if he was having a nice evening. He said yep... You? I said Yes...what are you up to? He said going coyote hunting...You? I told him I was out with some friends from work. No response after that so I just said have a Great time hunting!
Since he initiated conversation I thought that I should run with it. It was the first time that he has even ask what I am doing or how my evening is in a very long time.
Thats good. Just be a testimony. If he initiates go with it and leave the relationship out of it.
And when you do that sooner or later he will bring things up. Dont fall into the trap. Just be Christ-like.