Daily Archives: June 1, 2013

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Tedd Tripp – The Goal of Communication

We usually think of good communication skills as the ability to effectively formulate ideas into words. But the finest art of communication is not the ability to express ideas; it is the ability to understand the person with whom one is speaking. The book of Proverbs speaks to this issue with poignancy. “A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions” (Prov. 18:2). How many times have you been a fool in conversation? How many conversations with your children have not focused on understanding them and helping them express their thoughts and ideas? If you are like me, sometimes you may not really be interested in their thoughts and ideas; you simply have something to […]