Home Tag "listen"

Why Doesn’t Anyone Listen to Me?

We all need to be heard, and we all need to be acknowledged. We all need that feeling of validation that comes with being personally recognized as having value, and all of this comes through the important tool of communication. The problem is that we have become terrible at both the giving and receiving ends of the communication spectrum. Somehow we think that posting, texting, tweeting and emojis can replace actual conversation, looking someone in the eye, feeling their emotions or touching their shoulder. Whether it is our lack of attention span, our need for convenience, personal laziness or simply not knowing what we are missing, we have seemingly deserted real true person-to-person communication and replaced it with cold and emotionless technology. So, what do we do? How do we relearn both the giving and receiving ends of this invaluable and necessary tool for a fulfilled life called "communication"?

Are There Secrets to Better Communication?

We can talk in person or on the phone. We can Skype, conference, email, text, Tweet, Instagram and Facebook. But are we communicating? Are we REALLY communicating? What role does communication play in our lives - is it simply a common tool of the human race or can it be transformational? Can better communication make your life and relationships better? Of course it can! How? We are glad you asked!

Communicate Much?

After talking about complaining last week, it makes sense to look at the flip side – how to communicate - for good and positive reasons that is! What makes a great communicator? Is it charisma? Is it your words? Your message? What about body language? Where does passion fit? What made Jesus such a master at drawing people? Does the Bible define communication the same way we do today?