HOW TO COMMUNICATE IN A WAY
THAT VALUES YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
By Carey Nieuwhof
I think it's kind of fun that God puts families into a little box called a home—where they bump into each other daily for years on end—and tells them to love each other. Nice experiment.
It's always amazed me that many of us have a tendency to communicate least graciously with the people who are closest to us. When you are in close quarters, small irritants often become large issues, and we end up speaking to our family in a way we would never communicate with anyone else. And who are we often most kind toward? Perfect strangers. Go figure.
How we communicate is as or more important than what we communicate. I'm not saying truth doesn't matter (it does), but isn't it true that sometimes you can say exactly the right thing in precisely the wrong way? . . .
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