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Freshen Up Your Communication with Positive and Supportive Language

Have you ever been in a hurry or just plain frustrated to where you were rather curt or downright rude to someone?  We tend to do this more with those we’re closest to rather than with strangers.  We use harsh words, we nitpick, we exaggerate, and we wound.  Sometimes we do it with our children and often we do it with our spouses.  Some of us do it so much it has become a habit and to the point where we don’t even realize we are tearing down the very ones God has entrusted us to lift up.  But God tells us in Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” We are called, Instead,...

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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...

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