Sounds of Silence Week


Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x Last week I shared about speaking up to praise and support and lift others up.  This week, I'd like to share a bit on just the opposite: when to keep silent.  Today I'm going to talk about when it's best to keep silent and on Wednesday, I'll talk about just how we can accomplish this. The Lord tells us that there is a time to speak up and a time to keep silent: "A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;" -Ecclesiastes 3:7  When are those times? * When you should be listening * When you might hurt someone's feelings * When you might say something hurtful * When you don't have all the facts * When you haven't thought things through * When you don't really have anything to say * When you are angry * When you are hurt * When you're POSITIVE he meant that in the meanest possible way! Remember the saying I posted a long while back, "You have the right to remain silent. Otherwise your words will be misinterpreted and used against you!"   When are the times you've wished someone would have chosen to remain silent?  Can you recall a time when you should have?  Are you uncomfortable with pauses in a conversation? x *SUBSCRIBE HERE*: For Even More Communication Fun, FREE Gifts and Exclusive Offers! x

8 comments


  • jojosblog

    I think we’ve all had times we wish would would have remained silent, but the point is to learn from them. Some don’t. I’ll have some tips for us to consider on Wednesday.


  • Cindy Holman

    Just like Carla – I wish I too would have SHUT UP instead of talking. It is an art form – to listen and NOT speak – even when you feel like it!! I wish everyone could be better at this for sure! I have not always done the best at this, but I am on a journey :)


  • jojosblog

    So true, Carla. We can always add a word, but it is impossible to take one back.


  • Carla

    I can’t recall a specific time, but there have been many in my life when I wished that I would have known to keep my big fat trap SHUT. I think saying nothing is becoming a lost art form. Everyone has an opinion and, in these days, they are going to shove it down your throat! Doesn’t work for sharing the Gospel and ya know what? Doesn’t work in most areas of life either. I love your saying about your words being twisted and used against you. When will we learn? SIGH


  • gary p

    Excellent article!


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