To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. ~ Proverbs 18:13
Have you ever prayed to God just so you could let Him know what His answer should be? Have you ever offered advice to a friend without truly listening to all of their concerns?
Listening requires effort and giving your attention to others. Listening is an act of care for someone. Let's be men who reflect God's nature - listen before offering advice.
When a guy finally starts talking about his stuff, it's a big deal. Are you ready to talk? Are you ready to listen?